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AT&T Talks Up Network

  • Engadget, Thursday, January 28, 2010 3:55 PM
AT&T devoted much of its earning call this week to the issue of it network -- "not too surprising, really, considering the cozy relationship between dropped calls, subscriber count, and profit," Engadget notes. Overall, the phones seems to be please with it efforts to improve coverage, due in large part to the addition of new carriers at existing cell sites.

With regard to dropped calls, AT&T said that the statistic dropped network-wide from 1.41% to 1.05% between December 2008 and 2009 - "not bad, though the real problems seem to be in key high-density, high-visibility markets like Manhattan where it hasn't yet met its vaguely-defined 'performance objective,'" according to Engadget. David Christopher, AT&T's chief marketing officer, recently told The Wall Street Journal that improving its network was the phone carrier's top priority. "It's job one and priority one to make the best network possible."

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