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Forbes  Feb 26  Comment 
The U.S. appeals court has blocked the FCC from allowing access while the case continues and the court has asked the FCC to demonstrate the relevance of allowing such access for reviewing the deals. Since the court did not specify any date for...
Jutia Group  Feb 26  Comment 
[PR Newswire] - Companies want a faster and simpler networking solution tailored to their needs. With Network on Demand, customers have access to the AT&T Business Center – a self-service web portal – to manage their AT&T Switched Ethernet...
Forbes  Feb 25  Comment 
The latest tally of analyst opinions from the major brokerage houses shows that among the 30 stocks making up the Dow Jones Industrial Average, AT&T (T) is the #20 analyst pick.  Within the broader S&P 500, when components were ranked in terms of...
Automotive World  Feb 25  Comment 
Rubina Ohanian, lead Big Data Analyst, IoT Solutions, AT&T Mobility confirmed for Megatrends USA 2015 has been confirmed as a speaker in the Connected Car stream at Automotive Megatrends USA 2015, which takes place on 17 March 2015. Dr. Rubina...
Jutia Group  Feb 25  Comment 
[Business Wire] - AT&T will webcast a presentation by Lori Lee, Senior Executive Vice President, Home Solutions, AT&T Inc., at the Morgan Stanley Technology, Media & Telecom Conference in San Francisco on Wednesday, March 4, 2015, at 12:45 p.m....
Motley Fool  Feb 24  Comment 
T-Mobile wants a fair shot at the next FCC spectrum auction.




 

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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