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Motley Fool  May 13  Comment 
The cable giant's oldest business is still its biggest source of revenue.
Motley Fool  May 13  Comment 
T-Mobile says Verizon's network can't handle subscribers using unlimited data.
SeekingAlpha  May 12  Comment 
Clusterstock  May 11  Comment 
Straight Path Communications on Thursday said it had agreed to be bought by the No. 1 US wireless carrier, Verizon Communications, for an enterprise value of about $3.1 billion. The $184-a-share all-stock offer represents a discount of 17.8% to...
Automotive World  May 11  Comment 
In response to the growing customer demand for more data, Chevrolet and AT&T are making it easier for Chevrolet owners to add an AT&T unlimited data plan to their vehicle. Starting May 12, a Chevrolet owner with an in-vehicle OnStar 4G LTE Wi-Fi...
Motley Fool  May 11  Comment 
AT&T provides an unmatched combo of current yield, dividend growth, and business strength.
Benzinga  May 10  Comment 
In a note released Tuesday, Tigress Financial Partners said the acquisition of Time Warner Inc (NYSE: TWX) could be a game changer for AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T). Analyst Ivan Feinseth believes the proposed acquisition of Time Warner, which has...




 

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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