Led by Randall L. Stephenson, chairman and CEO, AT&T is the product of the former SBC’s 2005 acquisition of its one-time parent AT&T and later fellow RBOC BellSouth. In the wireline segment, AT&T has been aggressively expanding its rollout of both IP-based business services (Ethernet and VPN) and consumer broadband and video (U-verse IPTV and broadband service).

(Source: Yahoo!)AT&T's Wireline segment provides voice services, including local and long-distance services, calling card, 1-800 services, conference calling, wholesale switched access service, caller ID, call waiting, and voice mail services; and application management, security service, integration services, customer premises equipment, outsourcing, government-related services, and satellite video services. This segment also offers data services, such as switched and dedicated transport, Internet access and network integration, data equipment, and U-verse services; high-speed connections comprising private lines, packet, dedicated Internet, and enterprise networking services, as well as DSL/broadband, dial-up Internet access, and WiFi products; businesses voice applications over IP-based networks; and local, interstate, and international wholesale networking capacity to other service providers. In addition, its Advertising solutions segment publishes yellow and white pages directories, and sells directory advertising and Internet-based advertising and local search.

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AT&T, CWA begin negotiations for 27,000 Southeast employees

AT&T has begun contract negotiations with 27,000 employees in its Southeast territory represented by the Communications Workers of America. Both parties met yesterday with both presenting their own position statements on the negotiation process.

AT&T, Verizon, CenturyLink CEOs top the highest-paid wireline exec list

Not surprisingly, telecom executives are well compensated for their work. The top public telecom firms have reported their CEO salaries to the Securities and Exchange Commission, and FierceTelecom has collected all the data in one place.

Analysts: AT&T will focus more on profitability and keeping churn low than on promotions

AT&T Mobility will continue to focus on maintaining profitability and keeping churn low in its wireless business at the expense of losing some subscribers, according to a report from analysts at investment bank Jefferies.

The 10 highest paid CEOs in wireline in 2014

The nation's top telcos have all reported their CEO salaries to the Securities and Exchange Commission, and FierceTelecom has collected all the data in one place. Here are the salary and compensation rates of the top 10 highest paid CEOs in the wireline industry.

AT&T, CenturyLink claim Granite's request to combine Section 271, wholesale services will delay IP transition

AT&Tand CenturyLink said in separate filings with the FCC that Granite Telecommunications' request to combine unbundled local circuit switching and shared transport services is not only procedurally flawed, but could also inhibit their ongoing transitions to an all IP network.

Analyst: Level 3 and Cogent will benefit from net neutrality rules thanks to peering deals

Level 3 and Cogent Communications are scoring peering deals thanks to the enactment of the FCC's Open Internet Order, which went into effect on Friday, June 12, according to Wells Fargo Securities Senior Analyst Jennifer Fritzsche. And those peering deals will likely have a positive impact on both companies' bottom lines.

AT&T talks 'disaggregation,' going open source

AT&T says the future of its network is all about software, and it's blazing a trail to virtualize 75 percent of its network by 2020. This week, John Donovan, senior EVP for technology and operations at AT&T, said the operator's engineers have figured out how to turn complex appliances into software running on commodity servers and other hardware.

Analyst: AT&T could see long-term growth from Mexico, connected car

AT&T Mobility has strong future growth opportunities both domestically and in Latin America, as it pushes more into the Internet of Things and Mexico, according to a report from Wall Street firm Credit Suisse.

Reports: FCC's Wheeler opposed to T-Mobile's plan to increase size of 600 MHz reserve

The FCC plans, at the suggestion of Chairman Tom Wheeler, to reject a proposal from T-Mobile US, Sprint and other smaller carriers to increase the amount of spectrum set aside for smaller carriers to bid on in next year's incentive auction of 600 MHz broadcast TV spectrum, according to multiple reports

AT&T Donovan: We'll virtualize more FTTP hardware functions in 2016

As AT&T moves forward with its fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) roll out, the service provider plans to virtualize its GPON optical line terminals (OLTs) it deploys in each Central Office to deliver GigaPower 1 Gbps service to residential and business customers.