AT&T has announced that a further 38,000 new subscribers signed up to its U-verse service in the second quarter of 2007, bringing the total to 51,000.
U-verse offers IPTV, Internet access and will eventually offer VoIP to consumers across America, although the service is currently limited to just 23 metropolitan areas of the US including San Francisco, California and Dallas, Texas.
“AT&T has a strong foundation for growth in wireless and IP-based services, and in the second quarter we improved our trajectory in key areas,” said Randall Stephenson, Chairman and CEO of AT&T. “Our U-verse video service has begun to ramp aggressively.”
After claims earlier on this year that AT&T’s proprietary IPTV technology (which delivers digital TV and high-speed broadband services via a fibre-optic network stretching into residential neighbourhoods) might be “doomed”, it now looks as if U-verse is finding its feet and offering a viable alternative to rivals such as Comcast and Verizon.