Motley Fool  May 16  Comment 
The company has offered to provide service to the underserved before, and some contend it did not deliver.
CNNMoney.com  May 15  Comment 
Apple and AT&T argue in bankruptcy court that RadioShack agreed not to sell data of customers who bought their data.
Benzinga  May 14  Comment 
With the merger of AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) and DIRECTV (NASDAQ: DTV) soon to be a reality. DIRECTV’s biggest competitor DISH Network Corp (NASDAQ: DISH) Chairman and CEO, Charlie Ergen was on CNBC Thursday to opine on the deal. The Deal Makes...
Jutia Group  May 14  Comment 
[at TheStreet] - AT&T (T) is facing a number of demands from rivals regarding its merger with DirecTV (DTV). Read more on this. AT&T, Inc. (T), with a current value of $177.24B, opened at $34.08.   Today’s price range has been between...
TheStreet.com  May 14  Comment 
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- AT&T Inc. may have to make some concessions regarding its pending $48.5 billion acquisition of pay-TV provider DirecTV if regulators go along with the requests of Dish Network , Cogent Communications and some...
TheStreet.com  May 13  Comment 
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- AT&T  rose for a second day after reports surfaced that federal regulators will likely approve its DirecTV acquisition. Novatel Wireless surged as investors reportedly snapped up a chunk of December calls. Frontier...
Jutia Group  May 13  Comment 
[Reuters] - Dish Network Corp, Cogent Communications Holdings Inc and advocacy groups are asking U.S. regulators to restrict AT&T Inc's power over online video and other content as part of its proposed purchase of DirecTV. The group of critics of...
TheStreet.com  May 13  Comment 
NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- With media and telecom firms in a heated play for scale with a frenzy of mergers and acquisitions, AT&T has honed its takeover strategy -- grow globally and invest heavily this year to expand its customer base. With...


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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