QUOTE AND NEWS
Wall Street Journal  Jul 15  Comment 
The Federal Communications Commission on Friday released a list of bidders who made deposits for its auction of wireless airwaves, which included AT&T, Verizon and Comcast.
SeekingAlpha  Jul 15  Comment 
Forbes  Jul 15  Comment 
AT&T , the second largest U.S. wireless carrier and largest pay TV company, has seen its stock price rise by close to 23% year-to-date, significantly outperforming the S&P 500, which is up by just about 4% in the same period. Below we take a look...
Motley Fool  Jul 15  Comment 
Comcast, AT&T, Charter Communications, Frontier Communications, and the rest of big cable have figured out how to make leaving their television products a bad idea.
Benzinga  Jul 14  Comment 
AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) disclosed that it was selected by Array of Things (AoT) as the preferred provider of wireless connectivity for their urban-sensing project. According to the telecom service provider, the AoT project was meant to collect...
Forbes  Jul 14  Comment 
AT&T is planning to deploy drones at concerts & events to boost cell coverage. Snap all the blurry photos you want!
Motley Fool  Jul 14  Comment 
The company wants to use unmanned flying vehicles to enhance service at crowded events, which could give it a major advantage over its rivals.
MarketWatch  Jul 13  Comment 
AT&T is launching the trial phase of its national drone program, which focuses on how AT&T and its customers can benefit from drones.




 

AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) is a U.S. telecommunications services provider, and the second largest U.S. wireless carrier in the United States. AT&T provides telephone, Internet, and computer telephone services to over 95 million customers in 22 states in the U.S. AT&T operates across four segments: Wireless, Wireline, Advertising Solutions, and Other. In fiscal year 2010, AT&T recorded revenues of $124.3 billion and net income of $19.8 billion. AT&T continues to invest heavily to improve high-speed internet and video offerings as consumer demand for these services continues to rise. AT&T's increased investments is evident in its $4.4 billion initiative to build a fiber-optic network to offer IP-based video, broadband Internet, and VoIP services over a single line.

Competitors

AT&T competes primarily with other telecommunications services companies, including Verizon Wireless, Sprint Nextel, Leap Wireless, and MetroPCS.

  • Leap Wireless: Leap is a niche player in the telecommunications space, offering pre-paid, unlimited wireless plans, so it does not compete directly with AT&T Wireless. The company targets youth and minority markets, and its payment structure means customers avoid credit checks and contracts.

and then the fox jumped over the bush.

  • Sprint Nextel: Through its Sprint, Nextel, Boost Mobile, Virgin Mobile and Assurance Wireless sub-brands, Sprint Nextel competes across both wireless and wireline with AT&T. Although in recent years Spring has been hemorrhaging customers, it has invested heavily to launch the first 4G network and retain customers, and has shifted away from the post-paid segment where AT&T and Verizon Wireless dominate to focus on the pre-paid subscriber niche.
  • MetroPCS: Similar to Leap Wireless, MetroPCS focuses on the youth and minority pre-paid segment demographic, lacking the scale of AT&T, Verizon Communications, and Sprint Nextel. It has not needed to rely on massive capital expenditures as its geographic focus is the densely-populated urban market; this has helped the company achieve high margins relative to its competitors.

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