AT&T Mobility expects to add around 500,000 post-paid wireless customers in the second quarter of this year, as promotions drive sales and smartphone upgrades. The Associated Press reports that the carrier has also touted strong growth in its ‘U-verse’ broadband and IPTV segments. The company expects that its second-quarter margins on EBITDA to be comparable to the first quarter, reflecting the company’s promotions. However, consolidated margins are expected to be down from the year-ago period, due to strong customer additions and investments. AT&T is expected to release its full second-quarter results on 23 July.
In other news, AT&T has confirmed that its 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) network has been extended to a total of 261 markets, following launches in 22 new cities this week. The new 4G locations are as follows: Batesville, Blytheville and Forrest City (all Arkansas); Colorado Springs, (Colorado); Clewiston (Florida); Blackfoot, Idaho Falls, Pocatello and Rexburg (all Idaho); Columbus, Fort Wayne and Seymour (all Indiana); Muskegon (Michigan); Vineland (New Jersey); Farmington (New Mexico); Wooster (Ohio); Miami (Oklahoma); Williamsport (Pennsylvania); Texarkana (Texas); Heber (Utah); and Olympia and Spokane (both Washington).