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Jutia Group  Feb 4  Comment 
[PR Newswire] - DALLAS, Feb. 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- AT&T* and GE are working together to create the next generation of smart energy solutions for the Industrial Internet of Things, helping to improve the way the energy industry works. The...
Forbes  Feb 3  Comment 
The San Antonio Rodeo will make its annual three-week visit to the AT&T Center from February 12 to March 1, and this year’s performers are bigger than ever. In addition to the dozens of horse riders and rodeo participants, this year’s event...
Motley Fool  Feb 3  Comment 
The two wireless behemoths faced off for another quarter, but only one came out on top.
Telecom Ramblings  Feb 3  Comment 
Both AT&T and Verizon are in the news this week with plans to sell some assets. AT&T is said to be preparing a sale of a data center portfolio reputedly worth some $2B, while Verizon is rumored to be closing in on a sale of wireline and tower...
Jutia Group  Feb 3  Comment 
[at Barrons.com] - AT&T (T:NYSE) By Credit Suisse ($32.92, Feb. 2, 2015) We are adjusting out model to include AT&T’s acquisition of AWS-3 spectrum. AT&T (T) bid $18.2 billion for near nationwide spectrum in the AWS-3 [three commercial advanced...
Motley Fool  Feb 3  Comment 
Acquiring DirecTV should enable AT&T to lower the average cost of programming for its customers and slow the increase in costs.
Jutia Group  Feb 2  Comment 
[Benzinga] - In a report published Monday, Credit Suisse analyst Joseph Mastrogiovanni reiterated an Outperform rating on AT&T (NYSE: T ), but lowered the price target from $39.00 to $38.00. In the report, Credit Suisse ... Read more on this. ...




 

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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