This always happens during the week of earnings reports. We get the best information nuggets on what companies are doing and plan to do in the near future. To sum up, here are a few highlights from Motorola customers Comcast, Verizon, and AT&T.
Comcast, er, Xfinity
- Xfinity: No, Comcast isn’t changing the company name, but it is re-branding all of its cable services under the Xfinity label. There have been hints of the Xfinity brand expanding beyond the TV Everywhere project for a while, and apparently the cable giant is making the move in eleven markets as soon as next week.
- Bandwidth reclamation: Need some bandwidth? Comcast is looking to complete its DOCSIS 3.0 rollout shortly and plans to have most of its digital migration done by the end of the year. What’s next? Switched digital video?
- Gains in advanced services: While losing basic cable subscribers, Comcast is easily making up the revenue and then some with more dollars pouring in from advanced services. No wonder the company is pushing out guide updates.
- FiOS: After investing gajillions in fiber-to-the-home buildouts, Verizon is apparently slowing down on the wireline front for a while. Perhaps it’s earned the rest?
- Internet symmetry: Meanwhile the FiOS service keeps growing. Verizon is back with another symmetrical data offering. At the highest tier, FiOS Internet subscribers can now sign on for 35 Mbps service downstream and upstream.
- TV improvements: Internet isn’t the only service getting an upgrade. VZ exec Joe Ambeault details the TV improvements in the Verizon at Home blog, including prettier widgets and faster response times.
- U-verse is up: AT&T had a strong fourth quarter with U-verse, and as a result it’s topped the two million subscriber mark. The telco had 2.1 million U-verse TV subscribers at the end of 2009.
- Revenue is up: More subscribers means more revenue. AT&T also tripled its revenue from U-verse services – video, voice, and data – in 2009.
- Broadband is up: AT&T tallies total broadband connections at 17.3 million, up 171,000 in Q4. That includes business and consumer wireline subscribers and wireless customers with 3G cards.