Friday, June 02, 2006

AT&T puts WiMAX at the heart of its broadband expansion

Despite their huge geographic reach and market share, the leading Bell operators – Verizon and AT&T (soon to include BellSouth) – are coming under intense pressure. Their basic phone lines businesses are losing margin – and Verizon is already talking about hiving them off – and the cable operators are progressing quickly in broadband, and four majors have stolen a march in the emerging market for fixed/mobile services with their joint venture with Sprint. Not to mention the potential challenge from the satellite television providers, as they look to build their own triple play.