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AT&T CEO says carrier checks network, spectrum and capex boxes

September 20, 2019

Speaking this week at the Goldman Sachs 28th Annual Communicopia Conference, AT&T Communications Chairman and CEO Randall Stephenson, in a wide-ranging discussion, highlighted the confluence of internal and external trends he sees as giving AT&T a differentiated, advantageous market position.

In the 5G era, Stephenson said winning the FirstNet contract was instrumental in the company’s broader network plans. Construction of the dedicated nationwide public safety LTE network is ongoing and, by virtue of having to touch every tower to deploy FirstNet, “We’re deploying 5G,” and putting additional spectrum into service.

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