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    Why are we seeing more adoption of larger mobile data plans?

    Although the Mobile Share accounts for AT&T have tripled from 4.8 million in 2Q13 to 14.6 million in 2Q14, 10 GB or larger data plans have increased by more than five times, from 1.4 million to 7.2 million, during the same period.

    By Puneet Sikka
  • Technology & Communications

    Must know: Why AT&T’s wireline business continues to decline

    In this series, we’ll discuss the main drivers behind AT&T’s wireline business. AT&T’s wireline business is as important for the company as its wireless business.

    By Puneet Sikka
  • Technology & Communications

    Why AT&T’s DirecTV acquisition could be a serious mistake

    AT&T will be paying DirecTV $67 billion, which becomes an expensive acquisition when we consider that DirecTV lacks any wireless spectrum.

    By Puneet Sikka
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why Equity Market Spike after Inflation Report Could Be Short-Lived

    The most awaited economic data release of the week proved to be risk positive, as inflation growth for the month of February was reported at 1.8%.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Technology & Communications

    How AT&T Is Preparing for the Price War

    AT&T’s cost of revenue rose 15% in 2016 before decreasing 1% in 9M17. That led to a 9% growth in gross profit for 2016 before falling 4% in 9M17.

    By Amanda Lawrence
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Large Speculator Positions on the S&P 500 Index

    S&P 500 Index trends higher The S&P 500 Index posted another weekly gain as optimism surrounding tax reform surged higher in the week ended December 15. The news about a final tweaking of the tax reform bills leading to a common version boosted the markets before the end of the week. The S&P 500 Index (SPY) […]

    By Ricky Cove
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    Real Insights

    Telefonica Is a Dominant Player in Over 20 Countries

    Telefonica SA (TEF SM) is headquartered in Spain and is one of the world’s largest telephone operators reaching more than 350 million customers.

    By VanEck
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    AT&T versus Verizon: A Telecom Dividend Showdown

    AT&T’s stronger free cash flow position as compared to Verizon’s could very likely make it an attractive destination for dividend-chasing investors in 2017.

    By Amanda Lawrence
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Some Popular Positions Become Risky

    According to Factset data, around 93% of companies in the utilities (JXI) sector and 80% in the telecom (IXP) sector reported revenues below estimates in the second quarter of 2016.

    By Richard Turnill
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    A Key Driver for Apple: 4G LTE Penetration in China

    One of the most important drivers of Apple (AAPL) growth in China is 4G LTE. More than 100 million smartphones with 4G LTE technology were shipped to China in 3Q15.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Earnings Report

    Revenue of Vodafone’s AMAP Segment Continued to Grow

    In this part of our series, we’ll look at the performance of Vodafone’s AMAP—short for Africa, the Middle East, and Asia-Pacific—segment in fiscal 1H16.

    By Ray Sheffer
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