AT&T - Statistics & Facts

AT&T Inc. is a multinational telecommunications company headquartered in Dallas, Texas. Alongside Verizon Communications, it is one of the largest telecommunications operators in the United States. In 2017, the company generated 160.55 billion U.S. dollars in revenue. In 2017, the company employed approximately 254 thousand people and had over 140 million connections across its wireless service.

Starting life as Southwestern Bell Corporation, following the breakup of the AT&T Corporation monopoly in 1983, the company later renamed itself to SBC Communications Inc. In 2005, SBC purchased its former parent, AT&T Corp., taking on both its name and branding.

Within the U.S. wireless segment, AT&T and Verizon continue to fight for top spot, both sitting comfortably above Sprint Corporation and T-Mobile US in terms of revenue. AT&T has a subscriber base of approximately 77.88 million postpaid and 15.34 million prepaid customers as of 2017, and AT&T's monthly postpaid churn rate remains one of the lowest in the industry, sitting at just 1.17 percent in 2017. In terms of monthly average revenue per user (ARPU), AT&T generates almost 52 U.S. dollars per postpaid user per month.

In 2017, the brand value of AT&T was estimated to be around 115 billion U.S. dollars, making it one of the most valuable telecommunications brands in the world.

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