Still gaining momentum in a key market segment
Mr. Lindner chalked up any issues with its TV rollout to "normal new-product development" and said that AT&T plans to offer TV to eight million homes by year end. "We're adding customers slowly, watching the platform and trying to train our technicians and improve installations," Mr. Lindner said.
At least seven major telecom companies world-wide are using Microsoft's system, and others are testing it. Microsoft, of Redmond, Wash., said the company spent much of the past year fine-tuning its system and that it is helping AT&T to deliver a highly competitive TV service. "We believe the biggest challenges are behind us," said Microsoft spokesman Jim Brady.