QUOTE AND NEWS
Motley Fool  6 hrs ago  Comment 
The company has some big hurdles ahead of it in the coming year.
Wall Street Journal  9 hrs ago  Comment 
AT&T is opening up its unlimited wireless data plans to all potential customers, not just those who buy its television service, days after rival Verizon Communications Inc. began offering unlimited plans for the first time since 2011.
Motley Fool  Feb 16  Comment 
The battle of David vs. Goliath is actually a lot closer than you might think.
CNNMoney.com  Feb 15  Comment 
Time Warner shareholders cast a resounding vote on Wednesday in support of the company's proposed $85.4 billion merger with AT&T, setting the stage for the federal government's review of the deal.
Motley Fool  Feb 14  Comment 
Johnson & Johnson, PepsiCo, and AT&T are all great long-term stocks for conservative income investors.
Benzinga  Feb 14  Comment 
William Blair sees the current pullback in RingCentral Inc (NYSE: RNG) as an attractive buying opportunity as it expects the company to continue to grow its subscription revenue north of 25 percent for the next few years, with incremental margins...




 

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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