reply to sides14
Re: Short version-not enough towers built
said by sides14:AT&T's executives are on the record for stating their capacity problems were the direct result of cutting on capex to boost their stock prices. They cut capex for three years in a row, and only recently have tried to make up some of the ground lost.
According to the AT&T Annual report, capital expenditures on wireless accounted for 43% of all capital expenditures for a total of almost $8.4 Billion in 2010 (»www.att.com/Common/about_us/annu···Full.pdf).
There are too many communities that want their wireless service, but don't want towers in the community. The wireless market has become saturated and the communities are hesitant to approve new tower constructions or the addition of new entrants onto existing towers.
Do you think that could possibly be the issue? In order to increase expenditures, you have to be able to build new equipment. Back office gear can only account for so much capacity and the remaining would be the addition of cell sites and better transport.
So no, your excuses for AT&T hold no merit.