Archive for July 23rd, 2009

iPhone still a boon (and a curse) for AT&T

AT&T’s wireless results last quarter were the mirror image of those the quarter before. In Q1, AT&T (NYSE:Tsaw a meager increase in wireless data revenues but saw a healthy expansion to its wireless operating margins. In Q2, the opposite occurred: AT&T’s data revenues shot up $200 million and its data ARPU’s increased by $1.24 per month, but its margins dropped back down below 40% to 38.3%. The explanation for this flip-flopping? The Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) iPhone, of course. more

AT&T to spend 35% to 50% more in 2H09

AT&T (NYSE: T) expects to spend 35% to 50% more in the back half of this year than it did in the first half, the company said during its second-quarter earnings report today.

Having spent about $7.2 billion in the first half of the year – just $4.0 billion of that in the second quarter, below some analysts’ expectations – AT&T reiterated its previously voiced expectations of spending $17 billion to $18 billion for the entire year, suggesting that 58% to 60% of its annual budget would be spent in the back half. more

Welcome to Connected Planet

This is the official announcement of our new publication — there is much more to come, so stay tuned!

PENTON MEDIA TO LAUNCH CONNECTED PLANET MAGAZINE

NEW YORK, NY (July 22, 2009) - When historians document the first decade of the 21st century, they will likely call this period the “communications revolution” and recount the birth of an information age not yet imagined. Penton Media, the publisher of Telephony magazine and TelephonyOnline.com is very pleased to announce a new brand that will both cover and help shape this communications revolution. more

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