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Forbes  8 hrs ago  Comment 
The first ever College Football Playoffs are set with the Alabama Crimson Tide meeting the Ohio State Buckeyes in the Sugar Bowl and the Oregon Ducks facing off against the Florida State Seminoles in the Rose Bowl on January 1st.  The winners...
Forbes  11 hrs ago  Comment 
Consistently, one of the more popular stocks people enter into their stock options watchlist at Stock Options Channel is AT&T Inc (NYSE: T). So this week we highlight one interesting put contract, and one interesting call contract, from the...
Motley Fool  Dec 6  Comment 
The carrier will cut AT&T and Verizon customers' bills in half if they switch to Sprint.
Jutia Group  Dec 5  Comment 
[PR Newswire] - CARBONDALE, Ill., Dec. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 40,000 former Alltel wireless customers in Illinois (Alexander, Clay, Edwards, Franklin, Gallatin, Hamilton, Hardin, Jackson, Jefferson, Johnson, Lawrence, Massac, Perry,...




 

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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