AT&t Mobility CEO Kevin McInerney, in his first public comments since taking over as CEO of the telecommunications giant, has said his company is not seeing a huge number of consumers adopt smartphones and tablets, and that the company is also not seeing enough adoption of its mobile broadband offerings.
Speaking to CBS’ “CBS This Morning” on Tuesday, McInery said the company sees itself as the “go-to” company for consumers looking to get the best deal for their smartphones and their tablets, but he said AT&ts wireless network is not yet as strong as it should be.
He said that as a result, AT&Ts mobile broadband network has not been delivering as many high-speed data services to consumers as it could, which has led to slower overall speeds and slower data speeds.
McInery, however, said that his company has had to make some tough choices in recent years, and will continue to do so.
He noted that he and the rest of the AT&tt Mobility board have been committed to working toward making the company more affordable and providing customers with faster service.
McNery, who was in the United Kingdom last week, said he plans to spend the remainder of the year in the U.K. as he prepares to leave the company.