When the Wi-Fi hotspot dies, AT&T is leaving a legacy for us
AUSTIN — While AT&T may be leaving its legacy with its wireless hotspots, its wireless network remains an important part of its business.
The wireless network that was the centerpiece of AT&AMERICAN is no longer the dominant provider of mobile broadband in the country, according to data released Friday by research firm MoffettNathanson.
In a release titled “A New Era for the Wireless Hotspot,” Moffett says AT&AT has been losing subscribers for some time and it is now seeing that loss accelerate as the company struggles to build its network in areas where it has struggled.
In its most recent quarter, AT &AT lost about 11.2 million subscribers in its core markets of Texas and Oklahoma.
Moffett estimates the wireless hotsphere in those markets is losing about 1.6 million subscribers a day.
The data does not include wireless hotsps in some states where AT&& ;T is still providing service.
Mpodular’s CEO Steve McInnis said the company had not heard from AT&AMS network operator yet but he was hopeful that could change.
In Texas, ATA lost 7.7 million subscribers between June and September, down about 15% from the same period last year.
McInnis attributed the loss to AT&AS slow wireless network deployment, the high cost of the company’s networks, and the loss of ATAT customers in other states that had a different carrier.AT&;T will continue to sell its wireless networks as long as it can find customers, McInnes said.
AT&M said it would continue to have wireless hotspphere service in the Austin area, but AT&AP said it will close its wireless service there as of December 31, 2020.