QUOTE AND NEWS
Wall Street Journal  1 hr ago  Comment 
A short-term boost to earnings from the telecom's new subscriber plan could carry a hidden cost for shareholders.
Jutia Group  8 hrs ago  Comment 
[PR Newswire] - There are three PVSA categories: Gold for 500+ hours of volunteer service; Of the 180-plus Florida AT&T employees recognized, 38 achieved the Gold President's Volunteer Service Award, 46 earned the Silver award, and 98 received the...
Cloud Computing  8 hrs ago  Comment 
MIAMI , April 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Mentoring. Working with children in need. Raising funds for local nonprofits. These are just a few of the volunteer activities for which more than 180 AT&T* employees statewide have been recently honored...
DailyFinance  Apr 3  Comment 
AT&T Chairman and CEO Randall Stephenson issued the following statement after the Senate Finance Committee markup of the EXPIRE Act. “We applaud the markup of this important piece of legislation. The bill’s two-year...
Cloud Computing  Apr 3  Comment 
ORLANDO, Fla. , April 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Demonstrating its ongoing commitment to small businesses, AT&T1 (NYSE:T) is offering its best-ever value for wired and wireless communications bundles. With the new plan, companies located in AT&T's...
Cloud Computing  Apr 3  Comment 
MINNEAPOLIS , April 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AT&T* has invested more than $525 million in its best-in-class wireless and wired networks in Minnesota from 2010 through 2013, driving a wide range of upgrades to enhance speed, reliability,...
Jutia Group  Apr 3  Comment 
[at Seeking Alpha] - As part of our process, we perform a rigorous discounted cash-flow methodology that dives into the true intrinsic worth of companies. Let's examine what we think AT&T ( T ) is worth in this article and ... Read more on this. ...
SeekingAlpha  Apr 3  Comment 
By Valuentum: As part of our process, we perform a rigorous discounted cash-flow methodology that dives into the true intrinsic worth of companies. Let's examine what we think AT&T (T) is worth in this article and whether shares are timely for...




 

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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