QUOTE AND NEWS
Benzinga  Nov 29  Comment 
AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) is set to unveil its TV streaming services on November 30 in the form of DIRECTV NOW as part of its efforts to regain customers who cut the cord and retain those considering doing so in the future. The biggest highlight is...
New York Times  Nov 29  Comment 
Offering 60 channels for $35 a month, the service will compete with Sling TV, PlayStation Vue and others to lure viewers away from cable television packages.
SeekingAlpha  Nov 28  Comment 
TechCrunch  Nov 28  Comment 
 AT&T today officially unveiled its DirecTV Now live TV streaming service at an event held in New York City. The service, which is launching on November 30, was first announced earlier this year. Many of the details about the new service were...
Wall Street Journal  Nov 28  Comment 
DirecTV Now, which AT&T unveiled Monday, won’t threaten cable as much as initially feared.
Benzinga  Nov 28  Comment 
$39.59 - Intraday high as of 12:15 PM $39.58 - October 14 high $39.47 - Current price as of 12:15 PM $39.21 - Friday close $39.17 - Intraday low as of 12:15 PM   © 2016 Benzinga.com. Benzinga does not provide...
Motley Fool  Nov 28  Comment 
What you see, you might not get. Both of these companies are changing their long-term strategies as we speak.
SeekingAlpha  Nov 27  Comment 
Wall Street Journal  Nov 27  Comment 
AT&T will unveil its long-promised over-the-top video service Monday as the company attempts to get a foothold in the future of how Americans watch television.




 

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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