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's small-cell-backhaul quest heralds next frontier for cable, wireline telcos

AT&T's recent revelation that it is going to work with cable operators to test their HFC-based DOCSIS products for small-cell-backhaul deployments shows that wireless operators want an arsenal of approaches in their toolkit.

AT&T promises FCC cheaper cable, more rural broadband, net neutrality compliance

Selling the Federal Communications Commission on its proposed $48.5 billion acquisition of DirecTV in a regulatory filing Wednesday, AT&T promised lower pay TV prices, greater broadband availability in rural areas and extended compliance with 2010 net neutrality legislation.

Verizon snags 'fastest LTE network' crown from AT&T in new test

Verizon Wireless' topped the national rankings in PCMag 's fifth annual Fastest Mobile Networks testing, with its LTE network getting rave reviews, though the operator's CDMA-based 3G network left a lot to be desired when compared with rival 3G networks. But that is exactly why Verizon has invested so much time and effort to build a first-class LTE network with a massive nationwide footprint.

Intel sees NFV unlocking huge networking opportunity, with AT&T as a potential partner

Intel envisions a multibillion-dollar opportunity to bring its chipsets into network infrastructure as more and more operators turn to Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) and run commoditized servers and other gear. Carriers are just starting this process with their vendor partners, but Intel sees AT&T's Domain 2.0 initiative to get vendors to virtualize their hardware as a promising opportunity, according to Intel's Rose Schooler.

Verizon exec embraces SDN and NFV, but warns of their impact

The trend toward Software-Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Function Virtualization (NFV) is one of the major networking transformations sweeping operators around the globe, but one Verizon executive warned that the carrier needs to think through how SDN and NFV will impact its actual operations.

AT&T testing DOCSIS backhaul solutions with cable providers

AT&T is working with a number of cable companies to test DOCSIS backhaul solutions, despite having some misgivings about cable's small-cells-as-a-service model being a viable business.

AT&T, Winston-Salem agree to deploy a 1 Gbps FTTP network

AT&T has reached an agreement with the city of Winston-Salem, N.C., to supply residents and businesses with its 1 Gbps fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) U-verse with GigaPower service.

AT&T invites HP to participate in its network-enabled cloud ecosystem

AT&T has established HP as its latest partner to take part in its network-enabled cloud ecosystem, allowing its customers to use their VPN connections to HP's Helion suite of cloud services via the telco's NetBond technology.

Smart home control market to rise to $6B by 2019, says ABI Research

AT&T and Comcast are among a growing group of service providers that are looking for revenue streams in the home automation market by adding connectivity and features to their routers that are traditionally used for broadband data and video services.

AT&T could potentially offer DirecTV's Sunday Ticket NFL programming to wireless subs

AT&T's management thinks it might be able to offer DirecTV's National Football League Sunday Ticket service to its wireless customers, according to analysts who attended a meeting with the company. The possibility is being floated as AT&T prepares to try to get the company's proposed $49 billion deal for DirecTV approved by regulators.