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SeekingAlpha  11 hrs ago  Comment 
By Bob Ciura: Income investors typically flock to the telecom sector, and for a good reason. Telecoms are a haven for those seeking high yields. Two of the most well-known telecom stocks are Verizon (NYSE:VZ) and AT&T (NYSE:T). Both stocks sport...
Motley Fool  Sep 26  Comment 
One of America's largest telecom providers is also one of the most reliable dividend payers.
TheStreet.com  Sep 26  Comment 
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- AT&T shares are up 0.44% to $35.24 on Friday,acontinuing to climb after DirecTV's shareholders approved the sale of the company to the telecom giant with 99% of shareholders voting in favor of the deal Thursday...
Forbes  Sep 26  Comment 
Week 5 of the college season is upon us, and No. 6 ranked Texas A&M will take part in the top-priced game on the secondary market against Arkansas at AT&T Stadium in Dallas. Following the Aggies’ most expensive game is Ohio State, who welcomes...
SeekingAlpha  Sep 26  Comment 
By William Ho: Many in the industry assume that LTE is pretty much done and moved onto the next big thing. Verizon Wireless (NYSE:VZ) and AT&T (NYSE:T) have messaged that their networks exceed 300 million people covered and T-Mobile (NYSE:TMUS)...
Jutia Group  Sep 26  Comment 
[Zacks] - AT&T, Inc. (T) has finally received a green signal from the shareholders of leading satellite TV operator DIRECTV (DTV) for the acquisition of the latter. Read more on this. AT&T, Inc. (T), valued at $183.12B, opened this morning at...
SeekingAlpha  Sep 26  Comment 
By William Ho: [Originally published 8/19/2014] WHAT IS IT? After much speculation and talk, Sprint (NYSE:S) finally announced its new Family Share Pack plan, 12 days after...
DailyFinance  Sep 26  Comment 
The board of directors of AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) today declared a quarterly dividend of $0.46 a share on the company’s common shares. The dividend is payable on November 3, 2014, to stockholders of record at the close of...
Wall Street Journal  Sep 25  Comment 
DirecTVsaid Thursday that its shareholders approved the satellite-television provider's proposed acquisition by AT&T Inc.
Motley Fool  Sep 25  Comment 
AT&T's buyback seems rather odd in light of current events.




 

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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