CenturyLink's 4Q2012 earnings are $4.58 billion in quarter ($18.4B in annual revenue). The 3rd largest telecom company is chasing revenue to replace the landline revenue decline. It has gotten some of that revenue from FTT, ending the year with 14,700 fiber-connected towers. While they don't have a cellular division, they still make money on it. EoC and MPLS saw growth as did colocation and managed hosting. [fierce]
"CenturyLink added 41,000 new (consumer) broadband Internet subscribers and over 10,000 Prism IPTV customers, ending the quarter with a total of 5.85 million and 115,000 subscribers, respectively."
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