AT&T: Virtualization Ahead of Schedule

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Chief Financial Officer John Stephens told analysts during its fourth quarter call that 34 percent of the AT&T network was virtualized as of the end of last year, a significant increase from the end of 2015, when only 5.7 percent had attained that status. Stephens said that the carrier is on pace to be 75 percent virtualized by the end of the year, according to the report at RCR Wireless.

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