AT&T reported strong third-quarter earnings today driven by revenue gains and margin expansion in wireless, merger-integration progress, and continued solid execution in wireline operations, including improved trends in business services. The results showed an earnings increase of 74 percent to $2.17 billion. Third-quarter consolidated revenues totaled $15.6 billion, up from a pre-merger $10.3 billion in the third quarter of 2005.
In the report, AT&T projects the first launch of HDTV over the IPTV U-Verse service to be in San Antonio in late November. According to AT&T, the initial results from a HDTV trial in Houston have proved to be positive.