Wireless Industry News » AT&T Slowdown Sends a Shudder Through the Industry
A slowdown, or freeze as some have called it, in wireless infrastructure build out at AT&T has the industry nervous. Little more than a month after AT&T announced it would build 1,500 to 3,000 towers a year for the foreseeable future, the telecom giant has slowed its deployment.
Wireless staffing services companies, tower companies and communications contractors are reporting deferrals of planned work that is costing them money and jobs. Some blame the proposed merger with DirecTV, but most are unsure about the changes.
CTI Towers, for example, has seen a slowdown from a leasing standpoint with AT&T putting some sites on hold, but Tony Peduto, company CEO, is not worried. Read the article here