AT&T Company Profile

Ticker Symbol: NYSE: T
AT&T is a Fortune 500 company.

Leadership: Randall L. Stephenson, chairman and chief executive officer

2015 Reported Consolidated Revenue: $146.8 Billion

At AT&T, we’re bringing it all together. We deliver advanced mobile services, next-generation TV, high-speed internet and smart solutions for people and businesses. That’s why we’re investing to be the premier integrated communications company.

Fast, highly secure and mobile connectivity – to everything on the internet, everywhere, at every moment and on every device – is what drives us. It’s reflected in our mission:

Connect people with their world, everywhere they live, work and play…and do it better than anyone else.

So our customers can stay connected from nearly anywhere. It doesn’t matter if they’re driving home from work or traveling across the country or beyond.

Customers want to enjoy their favorite movies, TV shows, music and sports on any screen. We’re the largest provider of pay TV in the United States and the world. So, we’re setting the standard for delivering video when, where and how customers want it.

In the United States, we offer TV and wireless nationwide, plus a large high-speed internet footprint. We offer a wide choice of internet speeds to meet customers’ needs. With our 100% fiber network, customers in 29 markets can download an HD movie in 36 seconds, a TV episode in 3 seconds and 25 songs in 1 second. We plan to expand these speeds to 27 more metro areas, at least 56 metros in total. We also offer pay TV in 11 Latin American countries.

We offer solutions that help businesses in every industry serve their customers better. We deliver advanced services to nearly 3.5 million businesses on 6 continents. That includes nearly all of the Fortune 1000 as well as neighborhood businesses across the United States.

Our high-speed mobile internet network covers nearly 400 million people and businesses across the U.S. and Mexico. We also wirelessly connect cars, machines, shipping containers and more. It's all part of our leadership in what’s called the Internet of Things.

And we never stop innovating. The brightest minds in the business are in our AT&T Labs and Foundry centers developing new technologies, apps, products and services.

We envision a world where everything and everyone work together. We envision a world that works for you.

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Company History

In 1876, Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone. That was the foundation of the company that would become AT&T – a brand that is now synonymous with innovation in communications.

In 1984, the former AT&T agreed to divest its local telephone operations but retain its long distance, R&D and manufacturing arms. From this, SBC Communications Inc. (first known as Southwestern Bell Corp.) was born.

Twelve years later, the Telecommunications Act of 1996 drove major changes in the competitive landscape. SBC expanded its U.S. presence through a series of acquisitions, including Pacific Telesis Group (1997) and Ameritech Corp. (1999). In 2005, SBC acquired AT&T Corp., creating the new AT&T, a leader in global communications for businesses.

The acquisition of BellSouth in 2006 consolidated ownership of Cingular Wireless. And AT&T led one of its most significant transformations in communications since the invention of the telephone…the birth of the mobile internet.

And we haven’t stopped. In 2013, we bought Cricket to give customers in the growing prepaid market more access to mobile internet services. In 2015, we completed our purchase of 2 Mexican wireless companies, Iusacell and Nextel Mexico.

Today, we’re spurring smartphone adoption and on our way to becoming a leading wireless provider in that country, too. And our 2015 acquisition of DIRECTV makes us the world’s largest pay TV provider.

This rich history supports our ongoing mission: Connect people with their world, everywhere they live, work and play…and do it better than anyone else.

Today, we’re mobilizing video the way we mobilized the internet…securing business communications from the smartphone to the cloud…and making cars, homes, machines, even cities smarter. And we’re looking forward with anticipation to the future.

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We're also improving lives by supporting our local communities. We want to raise high school graduation rates, and we’re preparing students for college and careers through our signature education initiative, AT&T Aspire. To date, we’ve committed $350 million to the program. And our It Can Wait campaign has inspired over 10 million people to pledge that they will never text and drive.

Our history of innovation is a story about people from all walks of life and all kinds of backgrounds coming together to improve the human condition. Today, we’re a leader in diversity. Our diversity – coupled with an inclusive culture – makes us who we are. We are a great place to work, a desired business partner and a committed member of the communities we serve.

Business Solutions & International

In today’s world, business is fast, global and mobile. Our solutions help companies adapt to shifting demands. And we give businesses a competitive advantage by helping them react to change in near real time.

Nearly 3.5 million businesses from the largest multinational corporations to small businesses turn to AT&T. We work in all major industries, including financial services, manufacturing, education, healthcare, retail, hospitality and government.

We serve nearly all of the Fortune 1000. And we have a consistent strategy and a long-term investment plan to grow in emerging economies like India, China and Latin America.

We’ve recently launched some of the industry’s most innovative products and platforms — like AT&T NetBond®, which provides mobile connections to customers’ cloud providers with end-to-end security. And the AT&T Network on Demand platform lets customers add or change services and dial bandwidth up or down in near real time.

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AT&T Entertainment Group

We're the largest provider of pay TV in the United States and the world. In the United States, we combine our broad video footprint with our nationwide mobility service and high-speed internet available to 60 million locations. So we’re able to deliver solutions that are more integrated than ever.

We offer viewers access to their favorite content — whether it’s primetime, daytime or game time — virtually wherever and whenever they want it.

And our 100% fiber network delivers ultra-fast internet speeds to homes and small businesses. Our customers get blazing fast speeds. They can download 25 songs in 1 second, a favorite TV show in less than 3 seconds or an online HD movie in less than 36 seconds.

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Key Facts

Our mission is to connect people with their world everywhere they live, work and play – and do it better than anyone else.

We can do that because of the strength of our network, which carries 118.8 petabytes of data traffic on an average business day.

We are the world’s largest communications company.

Our global IP network connects businesses on 6 continents representing 99% of the world’s economy.

Our high-speed mobile internet network covers more than 400 million people in North America.

We are the world’s largest provider of pay TV with 25 million U.S. video subscribers.

In the U.S., we have high-speed fiber to more than 1 million business locations and high-speed internet in more than 220 markets.

We also have highly efficient satellites able to deliver HD and Ultra-HD video to nearly every person in the United States and Latin America.

But it’s not just about our size. We are constantly innovating, looking for better ways to serve our customers. AT&T Labs draws on our 140-year heritage of innovation – including 8 Nobel Prizes and more than 12,500 patents worldwide.