QUOTE AND NEWS
Reuters  Apr 27  Comment 
U.S. telecoms provider AT&T is betting it can carve out a significant business in connecting objects with one another, the head of that unit told Reuters in an interview, as it seeks new revenue sources in an oversaturated wireless market.
Benzinga  Apr 27  Comment 
AT&T (NYSE: T) shares are trading higher by $0.53 at $38.62 in Wednesday's session. The Street is receptive to its inline Q1 report for EPS and sales. The company sated that FY 2016 outlook was on track. Off a lower open, it immediately found...
SeekingAlpha  Apr 27  Comment 
The Economic Times  Apr 27  Comment 
Shares of AT&T, which had gained 10.7% so far this year, fell almost 2% in extended trading.
Benzinga  Apr 26  Comment 
SunPower Corporation (NASDAQ: SPWR) and AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) announced on Tuesday they have entered into a collaboration that will combine AT&T's Internet of Things (IoT) technology with SunPower's home energy solution, SunPower Equinox. The...
Forbes  Apr 26  Comment 
AT&T – the second largest U.S. wireless carrier – is set to report its Q1 2016 earnings on April 26. Below is a quick review of what we will be watching when the company publishes earnings Tuesday.




 

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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