It used to be known as Ma Bell, but AT&T is not your mother’s phone company, especially since it received final clearance from the government to complete its merger with Time Warner in February. The Dallas-based telecom giant now counts Netflix and Amazon among its rivals, along with Verizon and T-Mobile. Some see AT&T as a metaphor for world domination, while others – those who watch its stock price – see trouble ahead.
Tech expert Omar Gallaga has been thinking about what could be in store for AT&T and its rivals.
“AT&T owns a lot of the content that you’re enjoying … and it’s all starting to kind of come together this year as they’re starting to launch a streaming service,” Gallaga says.
What you’ll hear in this segment:
– How AT&T plans to integrate Time Warner properties into the company
– Why major acquisitions could spell trouble for AT&T
– What companies AT&T sees as its competition