AT&T Invests Nearly $65 Million Through 2009 to Strengthen 3G Wireless Coverage in SF Bay Area
Deployment of 850 Mhz Spectrum for 3G in the Greater San Francisco Bay Area Improves In-Building Wireless Coverage, Adds Capacity to Support Surging Demand for Mobile Broadband San Francisco, California, November 17, 2009
AT&T* today announced that it has invested nearly $65 million through the 3rd quarter of 2009 to complete a substantial upgrade of its local 3G wireless network in the greater San Francisco Bay Area AT&T upgraded close to 850 cell sites as part of this enhancement, the majority coming in the 3rd quarter of 2009.
Recently, AT&T announced plans to further upgrade its 3G network nationwide with HSPA 7.2 technology to deliver considerably faster mobile broadband speeds. The upgrades are planned to begin in the fourth quarter, with completion expected in 2011.
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Ron's response from 8K July '09
No. We -- AT&T strategy of consolidation and they went through the bidding process or E-auction. We were positioned very well with them. I think as you see our operator business and when we look at the North American AT&T business, we are pleased with the growth we are seeing there. We continue to be a strong partner and we are positioned well there. I think during this economic uncertainty and difficult times I think every customer is looking at how they can better utilize their supply chain and figure out how they can partner with people who will help benefit them in the future. So I think that's a strategy that most operators are deploying today. And we just need to continue to build the relationships, continue to solidify our capabilities and technology leadership position. And as the market turns, and it will turn and we do believe that things -- there are signs of positive change taking place out in the market, we think we are very well positioned when that occurs.
Typically, Q4 is historically usually probably the best quarter in our industry as a whole. And we do see some signs of spending just within -- if you look at what AT&T is doing, you look what Verizon is doing. You are looking at some of the trials and some of the sites that they are setting up for LTE. You look some of the other emerging markets. We do anticipate and we do believe that Q4 should be much better than what we seen in the first half here. But as you have stated earlier, it's still is a pretty difficult environment out there. Everyone is seeing, I think, a soft economic outlook and revenue is not strong as we like to see. But I do think there are some signs recovery.
well, let me tell you why they have these E-Auctions. It's to absolutely drive the price down as far as they possibly can to get the top 3 vendors in place. The reason they do these is because they found it is the absolute best way and quickest way to get the prices of the products to the bottom bottom bottom. Very little margin on these products.
True Jeric, they have the auctions to drive down prices. That is why PWAV has driven down their cost structure to achieve higher margins even with lower prices. Margins have increased during the year even with agressive pricing. Results are what counts - we'll see if the trend continues (the trend being higher margins with growing revenue). Assuming that happens, all longs win.
It is astonishing what a dimwit you are. If you listen to Ron, you deserve everything you get if you are really invested in this stock. You regurgitate a bunch of useless technobabble and you can't even tell the difference between Dragonwave high frequency backhaul radios and PW products. PW makes nothing above 3.5 GHz you maroon.. Get a life, radio shack needs you.