AT&T, formed from the merger of SBC Communications and AT&T last year, says it is pleased with the initial roll-out of its internet protocol television (IPTV) service, U-verse.
Developed by SBC Communications under the Project Lightspeed initiative, U-verse launched last month in San Antonio.
U-verse delivers digital TV and high-speed broadband services via a fibre-optic network stretching into residential neighbourhoods. "AT&T is pleased with initial results and expects to offer its U-verse services in 15 to 20 markets ? within its traditional 13-state wireline area by the end of 2006," said the company as it unveiled latest earnings.
Last week AT&T announced U-verse would include programming from Viacom divisions MTV Networks and BET Networks.
AT&T wants U-verse to reach nearly 19m households by the end of 2008, using fiber-to-the-node (FTTN) and fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) technologies.
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