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 StrengthsTable 1: Merger at a Glance
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)
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
|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|
|Headquarters||San Antonio, Texas||Bedminster, New Jersey|
— Phil Harvey, News Editor, Light Reading