Ralph de la Vega

President and Chief Executive Officer, AT&T Mobility and Consumer Markets spoke at the UBS 37th Annual Global Media and Communications Conference in New York City on Wednesday, Dec. 9.

New York, New York, December 9, 2009

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Ralph de la Vega The presentation focused on AT&T’s mobility business and consumer operations. In 2009, AT&T’s initiatives include 850 MHz overlay for 3G, an additional 2,000 cell sites to further expand the 3G footprint, adding 100,000 new circuits to strengthen backhaul, doubling the number of fiber-served cell sites and beefing up backhaul with Ethernet connectivity.

These activities are producing clear results. Based on independent, third-party drive test data — AT&T has:

  • Nation’s fastest 3G network
  • 98.68% nationwide voice call retainability - within 0.2 percent of industry leader