newratings.com  24 min ago  Comment 
DALLAS (dpa-AFX) - Senior executives at AT&T Inc. (T) and Time Warner Inc. (TWX) have met in recent weeks to discuss various business strategies including a possible merger, Bloomberg reported citing people familiar with the matter. The talks,...
Benzinga  7 hrs ago  Comment 
The broadcast and telecom space got a jolt late Thursday afternoon, after a report that Time Warner Inc (NYSE: TWX) and AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) considered a merger. "Senior executives at AT&T and Time Warner Inc. have met in recent weeks to...
Clusterstock  7 hrs ago  Comment 
AT&T and Time Warner executives have met to discuss business strategies that could include a merger, according to Ed Hammond, Alex Sherman and Scott Moritz at Bloomberg.  The talks are informal, and neither side has hired an adviser, according...
Wall Street Journal  Oct 19  Comment 
After spending nearly $50 billion last year to acquire DirecTV, AT&T is preparing to roll out an internet video service that could upend its satellite-television business along with the rest of the pay-TV industry.
Benzinga  Oct 18  Comment 
Jefferies expects AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T)’s fourth quarter to be impacted by NFL programming costs and the pending 2G shutdown. As such, the brokerage cut its fourth quarter and FY16 EPS estimates by $0.02 each to $0.63 and $2.82,...
Motley Fool  Oct 18  Comment 
If the Federal Trade Commission loses its appeal, then wireless companies may be able to play fast and loose with their claims.
Forbes  Oct 17  Comment 
Brands don’t come much more American than AT&T. The name has its origins in the American Telephone and Telegraph Company which was set up in New York in 1885. AT&T now has its headquarters in Dallas, Texas, just 200 miles from the Circuit of the...
Motley Fool  Oct 16  Comment 
One company forced big changes in the entire industry and consumers -- at least vigilant ones -- should benefit.


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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