QUOTE AND NEWS
Motley Fool  May 27  Comment 
Berkshire Hathaway unloaded its entire AT&T stake during the first quarter, and the reason is quite simple.
Benzinga  May 27  Comment 
AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) indicated it's fully committed to keeping its customers connected in the upcoming hurricane season, i.e. before, during and after storms. According to the telecom service provider, it has one of the industry's biggest and most...
Forbes  May 27  Comment 
AT&T has reportedly made a bid for Yahoo’s core Internet assets, challenging key rival Verizon which has thus far been seen as the front-runner in the auction.  Below we take a look at a few possible reasons why AT&T might be interested in...
Motley Fool  May 26  Comment 
The biggest reason people don't cut the cord may be their need for Internet.
TheStreet.com  May 26  Comment 
AT&T  made a bid for Yahoo!  and continues to be a contender to acquire the Sunnyvale, CA-based company's core internet business, according to sources cited by Bloomberg Wednesday. Shares of AT&T are slightly higher by 0.31% to $38.62...
SeekingAlpha  May 26  Comment 
Clusterstock  May 25  Comment 
AT&T has made a bid for Yahoo's core internet business, Bloomberg reports, citing "people familiar with the matter." The company had initially decided against bidding in April but has since changed its mind, according to Bloomberg. This...
Motley Fool  May 25  Comment 
The company has joined Comcast in ending included unlimited plans and in laying the groundwork for consumers to pay up.
Benzinga  May 23  Comment 
AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) disclosed that it "invested over $1 billion in its wireless and wired networks in Louisiana during the three-year period 2013–2015." The company said that these investments fueled "a wide range of upgrades to reliability,...




 

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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