Telecom & Wireless

Why Credit Sees Big Verizon Upside and More Downside for AT&T

The wireless wars continue, and the major wireless and telecom carriers keep looking ever less similar compared to years past. With Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ) going into more online ...
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Will Verizon Sell Oath to Tim Armstrong?

A recent report at The Information indicates that Oath CEO Tim Armstrong is considering buying the company out of Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ). Armstrong's interest includes both the Yahoo ...
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That Promise Didn’t Last Long: AT&T Raises DirecTV Streaming Price

When AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) was battling the U.S. Department of Justice over the proposed acquisition of Time Warner, the company told the court that the $85 billion merger was ...
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US Wants to Ban World’s Largest Mobile Company, Which Happens to Be Chinese

China Mobile Ltd. (NYSE: CHL) is the world's largest mobile company. It has 900 million subscribers, almost three times the U.S. population. The company is owned by the Chinese government. ...
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Why One Analyst Believes AT&T Shares Have Finally Bottomed Out

AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) may have won a victory after the approval of its Time Warner acquisition was finally cleared by U.S. regulators. Whether that victory was truly good depends ...
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AT&T Moves to Acquire AppNexus

AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) is further expanding its massive telecom empire with a new acquisition to kick off the week. The company said that it has entered into a definitive ...
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5G to Help Self-Driving Car Expansion

As self-driving car manufacturers prepare to flood the roads with their products, the question remains how these vehicles will be guided across the millions of miles in the country. Part ...
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AT&T Marks Time Warner Win With New Streaming Offer

That didn't take long. Just days after winning approval for its $85 billion acquisition of Time Warner, AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) has announced two new unlimited wireless plans that will ...
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Each American Received About 13 Robocalls Last Month, 50 So Far in 2018

Some 4.1 billion robocalls were placed in the United States last month, a total roughly equal to 12.5 calls for each of 324 million Americans. That's the highest monthly total ...
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Short Sellers Overwhelm Sprint as Worries About T-Mobile Rise

The short interest in Sprint Corp. (NYSE: S) shares soared for the period that ended May 15, up 37 million to 151 million. It is the third most shorted stock ...
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Robocall Operation Hit With $120 Million Fine

Annoying robocalls are difficult for consumers to kill, and in some cases bilk people out of money. One of the robocall companies, which sells timeshares among other things, was hit ...
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Why Short Interest in AT&T Keeps Marching Higher

For the two-week short interest reporting period that ended April 30, short sellers added more than 21.5 million shares (12.6%) of AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) to their positions. More than ...
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How Debt Is a Big Factor Ahead of and Into the Sprint/T-Mobile Merger

T-Mobile US Inc. (NASDAQ: TMUS) and Sprint Corp. (NYSE: S) finally have agreed to merge. The combination of Sprint and T-Mobile will become the second largest wireless carrier after Verizon ...
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Sprint’s Failure Catches Up With It

It has been nearly five years since Japan's Softbank bought a controlling interest of deeply troubled U.S. wireless carrier Sprint Corp. (NYSE: S). Marcelo Claure was made chief executive officer ...
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With Sprint, T-Mobile Gets Poorly Run Company With Poor Service (Update)

Update: The deal closes with Sprint valued at $26 billion, and T-Mobile at $55 million. Together, the new entity will have about as many wireless customers as AT&T and Verizon ...
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