SeekingAlpha  Jul 18  Comment 
ByEquity Watch: Competition in the U.S. Telecom Industry has increased in the recent past. The wireless business is undergoing secular changes, whereas the Wireless Industry is becoming more competitive. Price wars in the Telecom Industry have...
SeekingAlpha  Jul 18  Comment 
By Robert Weinstein: AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) is a communications holding company. AT&T trades an average of 17.8 million shares per day, and the market cap is $189 billion. Competitors include Verizon (NYSE:VZ), Sprint (NYSE:S), Charter (NASDAQ:CHTR),...
Motley Fool  Jul 18  Comment 
AT&T has an enviable history of dividend growth. Is this trend likely to continue and what should investors be paying attention to when buying shares?
SeekingAlpha  Jul 17  Comment 
By Team Money Research: AT&T's Quarterly Forecasts There are 28 analysts covering AT&T (NYSE:T) in the forecasts in which we are focusing on in this artic le. Their estimates for the second quarter range from a low of $0.60 per share to a...
Motley Fool  Jul 17  Comment 
Do you know how DirecTV will perform if its merger with AT&T is rejected?
Motley Fool  Jul 17  Comment 
Shares of Verizon, AT&T, and Windstream carry a handsome dividend yield. But are those dividends sustainable?
Cloud Computing  Jul 16  Comment 
The Internet of Things is a natural complement to the cloud and related technologies such as Big Data, analytics, and mobility. In his session at Internet of @ThingsExpo, Joe Weinman will lay out four generic strategies – digital disciplines...
SeekingAlpha  Jul 16  Comment 
By Robert Weinstein: Background: Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ) is the largest provider of wireline and wireless communications in the United States. The company trades an average of 12.9 million shares per day, and the market cap is $209...
Motley Fool  Jul 16  Comment 
The number one dividend stock isn't in the U.S., and offers a more than 7% dividend yield.
DailyFinance  Jul 16  Comment 
Dr Pepper Snapple Group (NYSE: DPS) and the San Francisco Giants today announced a three-year sponsorship agreement. The agreement will give Snapple pouring rights and bring Snapple Tea and Juice drink flavors to AT&T Park. ...


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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