QUOTE AND NEWS
Wall Street Journal  9 hrs ago  Comment 
In a speech to hundreds of employees, AT&T Inc. Chief Executive Randall Stephenson talked about how racial tensions are ripping apart \communities and urged employees to begin a conversation to find common ground.
Benzinga  11 hrs ago  Comment 
Barclays examined the possibility of a tie-up between Time Warner Inc (NYSE: TWX) and AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) following the reports of a potential merger between CBS Corporation (NYSE: CBS) and Viacom, Inc. (NYSE: VIAB). Aside from that, Walt Disney...
Benzinga  Sep 28  Comment 
  Wedbush lowered the price target for Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ: SBUX) from $70 to $65. Starbucks shares closed at $54.19 on Tuesday. Morgan Stanley raised the price target for Shopify Inc (NYSE: SHOP) from $37 to $47. Shopify...
Benzinga  Sep 28  Comment 
Earnings growth at AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) is likely to be lower than earlier expected, with intensifying competition in wireless, UBS’s John C. Hodulik said in a report. He downgraded the rating on the company from Buy to Neutral, while reducing...
Benzinga  Sep 28  Comment 
Benzinga  Sep 26  Comment 
Starz (NASDAQ: STRZA) has agreed to multi-year extensions of its affiliation with both DIRECTV (NASDAQ: DTV) and AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T). In case Starz had been operating under the new agreement in the first half of 2016, revenue would be less than...




 

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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