AT&T allegedly is preparing for more suspensions. The firm took this decision days after the Communications Workers of America (CWA) condemned the telco for cutting over 10,000 employments last year. According to the reports, the leadership from AT&T is preparing for a “geographic rationalization” and employment “surplus” reduction. This move by the firm is supposed to unite some aspects of AT&T operations in almost 10 key operational hubs.
The states that might face layoffs include California, New York, New Jersey, Texas, Colorado, Washington State, Illinois, Georgia, Washington, D.C., and Missouri. The recent Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 made it possible for the firm to witness a $19 Billion quarterly revenue in 4th-quarter 2017. Jim Greer, Spokesman, AT&T, proclaimed that the firm is hiring to meet the requirements of the development areas of its business. In fact, the firm appointed over 20,000 additional employees earlier year and over 17,000 the year before.
On a similar note, Marc Blakeman, President, AT&T, came into the news as he proclaimed that the antennas to back 5G do exist, although, and they are starting to pop up around Maryland. These antennas are named as “small cells.” The latest devices compress antennas and low-power radio equipment into a package approximately to the size of a pizza box. They are supposed to be mounted on the light poles as well as attached to the sides of the building every few blocks. These antennas will link consumers on the ground to the bigger cell towers that presently transport the 4G network.
Blakeman proclaimed that the concept of small cell is to make the network nearer to the ground and the consumers, to permit direct contact with the cell tower. Blakeman is associated with a panel named “The Future of Charm City”. He highlighted that small cell technology will offer a major enhancement to the present 4G network before and during the switch to 5G.