AT&T History and Trivia
AT&T Inc. is the largest provider of fixed telephony in the United States, and also provides broadband and subscription television services. It is also the largest provider of mobile telephony service in the United States.
Headquarters: Whitacre Tower, Downtown, Dallas, Texas, USA.
Chairman and CEO: Randall L. Stephenson
NYSE Ticker: T
AT and T History:
Southwestern Bell Corporation was officially transferred full ownership January 1, 1984. They had three subsidiaries: Southwestern Bell Publications, Southwestern Bell Mobile Systems and Southwestern Bell Telecommunications.
AT and T History and Trivia:
*The company was originally known as Southwestern Bell Corporation.
* Southwestern Bell Corporation was founded in 1983 as a Regional Bell Operating Company following the break-up of the original AT&T. The company changed its name in 1995 to SBC Communications Inc. and again in 2005 to AT&T Inc. after it purchased its former parent company, AT and T Corporation.
* The newly merged company took on the iconic AT&T logo and T stock-trading symbol (for “telephone”).
*On December 20, 2010, AT&T and Qualcomm announced that AT and T would buy $1.93 billion worth of spectrum from Qualcomm. Formerly used for FLO TV, this spectrum will be used to expand AT&T’s 4G wireless services.
*On March 20, 2011, AT&T announced its intention to buy T-Mobile USA for $39 billion from Deutsche Telekom. The deal comes with 33.7 million subscribers, making AT and T the largest mobile phone company in the United States.
* AT&T sponsors the world famous annual Red River Rivalry football game.
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