TheStreet.com  6 hrs ago  Comment 
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- AT&T  ticked upward on Thursday amid news that the wireless carrier would expand its service to two new areas. Firstly, The News & Observer in Raleigh reports AT&T would bring its GigaPower service, an ultra-fast...
Cloud Computing  6 hrs ago  Comment 
DALLAS AND LOS ANGELES , April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- TelePacific Communications and AT&T* have negotiated multiple agreements that enable TelePacific to accelerate its migration to IP-based services such as Ethernet data and IP voice....
Jutia Group  10 hrs ago  Comment 
[at CNBC] - AT&T has reached agreement to bring ultra fast Internet service to a second region, North Carolina's Research Triangle area, The News & Observer of Raleigh reports. Read more on this. AT&T, Inc. (T), with a current value of $183.62B,...
Wall Street Journal  Apr 10  Comment 
AT&T said it is in advanced talks to bring up to one gigabit per second speeds to six North Carolina cities, or about 10-times the current fastest options.
TheStreet.com  Apr 9  Comment 
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- AT&T shares were down 1% to $34.92 in trading Wednesday.The fall follows the announcement from rival T-Mobile that it is planning to offer a $40 no overages "starter plan" starting Saturday. Must Read: Warren Buffett's...
Cloud Computing  Apr 9  Comment 
AUSTIN, Texas, April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AT&T* and PulteGroup, Inc. today announced an agreement to offer AT&T U-verse® with GigaPower(SM) over a fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) network to four currently open for sale single-family...
New York Times  Apr 9  Comment 
The new theme, “Mobilizing your world,” replaces “Rethink possible.” With AT&T’s advertising budget near $2 billion, those words may be hard to miss.
SeekingAlpha  Apr 9  Comment 
ByIAEResearch: One of the most lucrative segments in the telecom industry are wireless services. The companies with the largest wireless networks and customer bases are the best-positioned to grow in the short-medium term. Verizon (VZ) is the...
Cloud Computing  Apr 9  Comment 
ABBEVILLE, La. , April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AT&T* has turned on the nation's most reliable 4G LTE network** in Abbeville , bringing customers the latest generation of wireless network technology. Watch here to see several of the benefits...
SeekingAlpha  Apr 9  Comment 
By Apex Financial Consultants: AT&T (T) has acquired prepaid wireless provider Leap Wireless International Inc. that operates under the "Cricket" brand. Cricket's network currently covers approximately 97 million people in 35 states of the U.S....


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.


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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