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Clusterstock  Jul 17  Comment 
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexican telecoms giant America Movil, controlled by billionaire Carlos Slim, will respond to a challenge from U.S. carrier AT&T by offering some subscribers free calls to and data in the United States, and will also invest...
Reuters  Jul 16  Comment 
Mexican telecoms giant America Movil, controlled by billioinaire Carlos Slim, will respond to a challenge from U.S. carrier AT&T by offering some subscribers free...
TheStreet.com  Jul 16  Comment 
LOS ANGELES (TheStreet) -- A class-action lawsuit filed by a local San Francisco bar has put the NFL and satellite-TV operator DirecTV in the crosshairs of an antitrust complaint, possibly opening the door for other pay TV providers to cash in...
Jutia Group  Jul 15  Comment 
[PR Newswire] - SALINAS, Calif., July 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- This Saturday, July 18th, AT&T, United Farm Workers (UFW), CORO Northern California, and Udacity will launch the "AdelanTECH Leadership Program" – a unique, new program to empower...
TheStreet.com  Jul 14  Comment 
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Newton's first law of motion applies to telecom investing: T-Mobile U.S. is the body in motion that will stay in motion -- and it's also the best investment among the big four wireless carriers, according to analysts....




 

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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