QUOTE AND NEWS
Motley Fool  Aug 20  Comment 
T-Mobile will only offer one plan starting next month.
Motley Fool  Aug 20  Comment 
The telco giant just dumped WPP and consolidated its creative, digital, and media ad accounts under Omnicom.
Benzinga  Aug 19  Comment 
$41.86 - Wednesday close $41.40 - Thursday close $41.25 - Intraday high as of 2:28 PM $40.98 - Current price as of 2:28 PM $40.69 - Intraday low as of 2:28 PM $40.56 - June 21 low $40.53 - June 20 low If...
Yahoo  Aug 19  Comment 
The chief executive of AT&T will announce Friday that 33 companies including the telecom giant, Alphabet Inc, Apple Inc and Comcast Corp are joining an effort with the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to crackdown on robocalls. AT&T...
Benzinga  Aug 18  Comment 
Are the days of paying for mobile data usage coming to an end? Lower-cost carriers Sprint Corp (NYSE: S) and T-Mobile US Inc (NASDAQ: TMUS) have used unlimited data offerings as a unique selling point to differentiate themselves from industry...
Forbes  Aug 18  Comment 
The DividendRank formula at Dividend Channel ranks a coverage universe of thousands of dividend stocks, according to a proprietary formula designed to identify those stocks that combine two important characteristics — strong fundamentals and a...
Benzinga  Aug 18  Comment 
Competition within the telecommunication sector is heating up as AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) introduced a new data plan that eliminates overage fees. AT&T said in a statement that its new "Mobile Share Advantage" plan eliminates data overage charges for...
SeekingAlpha  Aug 18  Comment 
MarketWatch  Aug 17  Comment 
AT&T Inc. said Wednesday that it will launch new data plans that end data overage charges for wireless customers on August 21. Customers that use all of their high-speed data will have their data usage reduced to a maximum of 128 kbps for the...
Motley Fool  Aug 17  Comment 
If you are looking for high-yielding stocks with a history of steady quarterly payments, this trio should be on your short list.




 

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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