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SBC/AT&T Cheat Sheet

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NOON -- In case you're wondering, we'll have SBC/AT&T coverage going on all week. We've already provided a look at how the competitors may react, as well as how the vendors' fortunes may change. But there's much more to discuss.

For now, while all of this is settling in, here's a look at the side-by-side comparison that SBC provided to the media this morning:

SBC's Strengths
  • Consumer customer base
  • Consumer voice and data traffic
  • Small- and medium-sized business customer base
  • Local broadband networks
  • Dense local-access capabilities
  • Strong financial position
  • Wireless experience
  • National wireless footprint and customer base (Cingular)

    AT&T's Strengths
  • National and international brand
  • Enterprise products and services portfolio
  • High-end enterprise and government customer base
  • National state-of-the-art network
  • Broad local access capabilities
  • Data/IP capabilities
  • Complex service-offerings/solutions selling capabilities
  • International service capabilities
  • AT&T Laboratories
  • Table 1: Merger at a Glance
    SBC AT&T
    Offerings Voice & data telecommunications products and services for consumers and businesses: local, long distance, DSL, wireless, data networks, satellite television, and directory.
    SBC companies serve business customers, providing voice, data & IP services, wireless, and managed services.
    AT&T is among the world�s premier voice, IP-based voice, video, and data communications companies. The company runs the world�s largest communications network while bringing services to businesses of all sizes and government entities.
    Territory Local networks serving 52 million lines in 13 states: Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri, Nevada, Ohio, Oklahoma, Texas & Wisconsin. SBC serves customers in 30 additional major metropolitan areas across the country. Global network spans more than 50 countries and connects virtually every country and territory around the world. AT&T has 26 advanced Internet Data Centers, 13 in the U.S. and 13 in other countries worldwide.
    Revenues $41 billion 2004 revenues (excluding Cingular Wireless) $31 billion 2004 revenues
    Employees 163,000 47,000
    Headquarters San Antonio, Texas Bedminster, New Jersey

    — Phil Harvey, News Editor, Light Reading

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    12/5/2012 | 3:28:04 AM
    re: SBC/AT&T Cheat Sheet
    Hi, Has anyone heard or know what this means for AT&T's JV with Shanghai Telecom in Shanghai (Shanghai Symphony). Will this go to SBC as well?
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