Shares of telecommunications companies rose amid deal activity. After the bell, AT&T reported first-quarter revenue fell to $39.4 billion from $40.5 billion a year earlier. Verizon Communications topped AT&T's $1.6 billion offer for Straight Path Communications, a sign that the wireless airwaves controlled by the tiny company have become an increasingly prized commodity ahead of the "next generation" 5G data network. T-Mobile US shares rose despite a decrease in the rate of its subscriber growth in its latest quarter. Chief Executive John Legere noted that T-Mobile's addition of 798,000 postpaid subscriber compared well to Verizon's reported decline in subscribers.
Continue Reading Below
-Rob Curran, email@example.com
(END) Dow Jones Newswires
April 25, 2017 16:48 ET (20:48 GMT)