How Big is AT&T?

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  1. Speaking of the merger, I was just catching up with digg and saw this from last week:

    http://telephonyonline.com/iptv/news/BellSouthVODcosts_030706/

    (from http://www.digg.com/technology/AverageUser:2GBmonth,CostingBellSouth_$1 discussion)

    “The average IPTV user will likely consume about 224 gigabytes per month, he added, at a monthly cost to carriers of $112, a giant leap from the less than $5 attributed to Internet use. If that content were high-definition video, the average user would be consuming more than 1 terabyte per month at a cost to carriers of $560 per month.

    “Clearly that’s not what the average user is going to pay per month for their video service,” [BellSouth’s Chief Architect Henry] Kafka said. “That’s why we need help.”

    What’s new? More lies from the Bells. This is a farce — they promise more for less after their merger, but that’s clearly not what the consumer’s going to get. Rather than more for less, this will end up being more for MUCH, MUCH more. AT&T was claiming to go bring more video in to the BellSouth region, but here’s BellSouth’s Chief Architect saying it’s not cost effective or scalable.

  2. I don’t know if I buy into all the worry. The telephony market can’t be categorized as it was. It’s now part of a much bigger communication smarket where these folks are fighting a do or die battle against everyone from internet companies to cable companies. You can’t use old metrics for this. it makes no sense.

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