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AT&T final numbers on video subs fall, plus weak phone adds

When you examine whether the acquisition of DirecTV was successful for AT&T, you have to start from the right place, and that’s where the two were back in May 2014 when the deal was announced, and we have regularly done that. Last week AT&T came out with news that video customers would be down and this week it came out with financial figures that impressed pretty much no-one. AT&T investors are in for a long period of doubt, we suspect. Not only were video customers down, but total mobile subs were only up 14,000 across the board, with more losses in postpaid than pre-paid gains. AT&T characterized this as gains for both pre-paid and postpaid, but with losses among resellers…

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