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Benzinga  5 hrs ago  Comment 
The following are the M&A deals, rumors and chatter circulating on Wall Street for Friday November 7 through Sunday November 9, 2014: AT&T to Acquire Mexico Wireless Provider Iusacell for $2.5B The Deal: AT&T, Inc. (NYSE: T) announced Friday,...
Motley Fool  Nov 9  Comment 
Google investors believe that Fiber will forever change and dominate the broadband Internet space, a belief that may not be supported with reality.
Motley Fool  Nov 9  Comment 
Early termination fees, you say? Those are the least of your worries.
Benzinga  Nov 9  Comment 
CNBC Fast Money's Tim Seymour said on the show he would buy AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) on Monday. Shares traded 0.55 percent higher on Friday. Pete Najarian, meanwhile, thinks Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ: YHOO) is going higher. Yahoo! gained 1.29 percent...
Financial Times  Nov 7  Comment 
US telecoms network to buy Mexico’s Lusacell
Wall Street Journal  Nov 7  Comment 
AT&T agreed to buy Mexico’s third-largest wireless company for $2.5 billion, giving the carrier a foothold in a country its executives have long eyed.
TheStreet.com  Nov 7  Comment 
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- AT&T Inc. announced this afternoon that it has entered into an agreement with Grupo Salinas to acquire Iusacell, a Mexican wireless company, for $2.5 billion. Shares of AT&T are up by 0.69% to $35.15 in after-hours...
Motley Fool  Nov 7  Comment 
Billions will be on the line for the major carriers on November 13th.
TechCrunch  Nov 7  Comment 
 Will Santa stuff children’s stockings with smartwatches this holiday season? That’s the hope for Filip Technologies which is today launching its FiLIP 2 smartwatch for kids at AT&T stores and online at ATT.com for the discounted launch price...




 

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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