Top 10 Telecom Companies in the World 2017

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2. AT&T

AT&T Inc. is an American Telecom Company. It is headquartered in Dallas, Texas.

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AT&T came into existence 33 years ago, i.e in 1983. Services provided- Mobile Telephone Services, Fixed Telephone Services and Broadband Subscription Television Services.

AT&T has been ranked among the top on the 2017 rankings of the world's most valuable brands published by Brand Finance. The company is a Fortune 500 company. It has acquired various companies through its life e.g.: DirecTV, NII Holdings, Time warner etc. These have only added to its brand value and made it the highest revenue generating company in this list.

During Financial Year 2016, the Company had Consolidated Revenues worth $163.8 billion and a Free Cash Flow of $16.9 billion. The Free Cash Flow Dividend Payout Ratio stood at 70% and the Capital Expenditure in 2016 alone was $22.4 Billion.

The company’s high speed mobile internet network covers almost 400 million people in North America alone. The company is also the largest provider of pay TV in the United States (available at more than 60 million locations). In terms of their CSR Activities, the company has spent more than $400 million on the AT&T Aspire initiative through which it intends to prepare students for college and careers. Their “It Can Wait” Campaign has inspired 14 million people to pledge not to text and drive. Their Sponsorships: Mexico National Football Team, US Olympic Team, Red Bull Racing (Formula 1 racing Team).

Subs (Mn): 134.8

Rev ($Bn): 163.8

Net Income ($Bn): 13

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