SeekingAlpha  2 hrs ago  Comment 
By Anthony Ruben: In my article yesterday ("AT&T: A Desperate Sprint About To Declare War"), I discussed how Sprint's (NYSE:S) new CEO, Marelo Claure, was on the verge of starting a "very disruptive" price war that could be costly to AT&T...
SeekingAlpha  3 hrs ago  Comment 
By AtonRa Partners: As T-Mobile cut prices by 15%, Sprint could go for -20/-25% on average The price war initiated in 2011 by T-Mobile (NYSE:TMUS) is now escalating as both Verizon (NYSE:VZ) and Sprint (NYSE:S) are rolling out new pricing...
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DailyFinance  Aug 18  Comment 
It’s a new day for data in the wireless industry as Sprint (NYSE: S) announces the Sprint Family Share Pack – a new shared-data plan that offers double the high-speed data at a lower price than AT&T and Verizon Wireless. ...
Cloud Computing  Aug 18  Comment 
SHREVEPORT, La., Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Shreveport/Bossier residents now have a new choice for their high speed Internet and television services. AT&T* is launching U-verse® High Speed Internet, AT&T U-verse TV and AT&T U-verse Voice in...
SeekingAlpha  Aug 18  Comment 
By IAEResearch: Frontier Communications (NASDAQ:FTR) has been doing extremely well over the last six months and the stock is up 39%. The stock has crossed the $6 mark and as we expected; it is proving to be one of the best investments in the...
Cloud Computing  Aug 18  Comment 
OAKTON, Va., Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AT&T Business Solutions (ABS), a division of AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) today announced AT&T Cybersecurity Services Director Kim Bilderback will speak August 21 at Boston University (BU) to a conference...
SeekingAlpha  Aug 18  Comment 
By Anthony Ruben: AT&T's (NYSE:T) dividend is not at risk. OK, now that we have got that out of the way, I do want to discuss a further threat to T's margins and by extension cash flows. As we all know, T operates in a highly competitive wireless...
SeekingAlpha  Aug 18  Comment 
SeekingAlpha  Aug 16  Comment 
By Eli Inkrot: When talking about consistent dividend payers, a lot of attention goes to the Dividend Champions -- companies that have not only paid but also increased dividend payouts for at least 25 consecutive years. For those chiefly concerned...


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.


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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