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AT&T Interested In Overseas Ventures

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Sep 28, 2007, 11:24 AM   by (staff)

AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson has said that the company is exploring new businesses overseas. In particular, AT&T is interested in bidding on spectrum in India, as well as acquiring wireless and wireline telecom companies. It has already struck partnership deals in India and is installing gear in several Indian cities. AT&T is also looking to invest in a handful of Asian and Middle Eastern countries, including China, Vietnam, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait.

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Sep 28, 2007, 10:31 PM

I don't get it?

They are in almost last place when it comes to 3g and they are worried about other countires.
I think they screwed up on 3G spectrum-wise. They probably won't ever be able to deploy 3G in their 1900 MHz only markets due to lack of spectrum.

But 4G will come and everyone can start fresh!
Well just to expand is always good especially into China, India, South Africa, and other places. Just have interest or what not a similar type situation with Vodafone.

Sep 29, 2007, 1:00 PM


It's about time an American wireless company gets its hands dirty. I'm sick of all these overseas companys moving in on our territory, with Vodaphone owning Verizon, T-mobile (enough said), and Sprint trying to sell to everyone and their mother, AT&T is the only Company based and owned on U.S soil. If not for the fact they employ OVER 300,000 hard working americans! they should be the only provider that we the american people support!!!

Maybe its because I'm part of a dying breed of people born on this soil and believe that the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA by far has the most potential to be the best civilization this world has ever seen! I'm a patriot I love MY FREEDOM and i want my dollar to stay in America making it a better place!!

I really hope that they start taking over the whole American hemisphere just like (half-assed) Movistar is trying to do. But with much, much, much, MUCH better results!

Sep 29, 2007, 1:06 AM

Good idea at&t

There is no Verizon Wireless in India, you can be #1 there!
wow last time I checked they are here at the moment. But who really cares?? What does being number one give you. Also more so what does it give you when you are only number one but a few?? You know what number one gives me? I have to many damn peopl...
AT&T actually was once in India.

Sep 29, 2007, 3:47 AM


their logo "you world delivered" and the globe always meant something to me, i knew they were serious about world domination! lol,
Yea that is true however, they are behind some very big players. Vodafone, DT, China Mobile and others. It is a good strategy though.

Sep 29, 2007, 2:44 PM

India has tough regulations and restrictions.

They have very tough regulations in India including spectrum issues, ownership caps, and build out issues. Moreover, their consumers don’t want to pay a lot of money for their service given the fact that they don’t make a lot of money. That will change though. Their middle class, 300 million people the size of this whole country’s people (USA), will start to bring in more money and spend more. AT&T is smart for going into India and others should follow.

Sep 28, 2007, 11:29 AM

Is India a no subsidy market?

Or do they do contracts like here?
Hey, I just want to make sure I understand you correctly. By do they contract like here, do you mean that most wireless companies, if not all, don't actually own they're own cell towers, ah heck, I can't think of the name of the company right now, I t...
rosco sweet

Sep 28, 2007, 12:25 PM

Anyone else..?

Anyone else have this image of Apu from The Simpsons wearing an AT&T shirt, saying things like "Thank You, Come Again"??

Would it be 'Kwik-E-T&T'??
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