The Times of India  May 5  Comment 
The competition in the Indian telecom market is set to get fiercer. The $147-billion American telecom giant AT&T and Virgin Media, founded by Richard Branson and now controlled by the $18.3-billion global major Liberty Global, are planning their...
Benzinga  May 5  Comment 
AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) revealed that it intended to hire an additional ten thousand veterans. That would take the total hiring of veterans to 20,000 by the end of the current decade. According to the company, the commitment was given at the Joining...
newratings.com  May 5  Comment 
DALLAS (dpa-AFX) - Telecom giant AT&T Inc. (T) has awarded a contract to host its web and mobile portals to Synacor Inc. (SYNC), ending a major portion of its 15-year old deal with Yahoo! Inc. (YHOO). The move by AT&T deals a blow to...
Benzinga  May 5  Comment 
Ormat Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: ORA) shares reached a new 52-week high of $44.96 as the company reported better-than-expected Q1 results. Masimo Corporation (NASDAQ: MASI) shares climbed 12.08 percent to touch a new 52-week high of $47.56 as...
Motley Fool  May 5  Comment 
How is T-Mobile adding so many phone subscribers in this competitive environment?
Forbes  May 5  Comment 
AT&T promises a future where fingerprints replace passwords.
SeekingAlpha  May 4  Comment 
Motley Fool  May 4  Comment 
AT&T lost wireless and video subscribers, but the decline isn’t as bad as some headline numbers suggest.
The Economic Times  May 4  Comment 
AT&T is tapping five of its existing US dollar bonds to refinance debt, a source familiar with the details told IFR on Tuesday.


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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