[WorldKings - Wowtimes - Almanac Events & Achievements 2022] Key breakthroughs of AT&T Inc., America's most valuable mobile network provider in 39 years of growth (1983)


(worldKings.org) AT&T Inc. (originally the American Telephone and Telegraph Company) is an American multinational telecommunications holding company that is Delaware-registered but headquartered at Whitacre Tower in Downtown Dallas, Texas. It is the world's largest telecommunications company and the largest provider of mobile telephone services in the U.S.



AT&T Corporation, formerly (1899–1994) American Telephone and Telegraph Company, American corporation that provides long-distance telephone and other telecommunications services. It is a descendant of the American Telephone and Telegraph Company, which built much of the United States’ long-distance and local telephone networks, becoming the world’s largest corporation and a standard for the telecommunications industry.

The company’s milestones:

-In 1876 - The company was founded in 1876 and is headquartered in Dallas, TX.“

- In 1885 - The American Telephone and Telegraph Company (AT&T) is formed, establishing the first national telephone network.

- In 1889 - The first coin-operated pay phone is installed in Hartford, Connecticut.

- In 1899 - AT&T became the parent company after the American Bell Telephone Company sold its assets to its subsidiary.



- In 1922 - AT&T establishes WEAF in New York City, marking its entry in the commercial radio business.

- In 1962 - Telstar, the first AT&T satellite, is launched.

- In 1984 - AT&T is organized into two divisions, AT&T Communications and AT&T Technologies.

- In 1993 - AT&T enters the cellular telephone business with the acquisition of McCaw Cellular Communications.

- In 1994 - The company was rebranded as AT&T Corp. in 1994

- In September 2013 - AT&T announced it would expand into Latin America through a collaboration with Carlos Slim’s America Movil.

- On July 13, 2017 - It was reported that AT&T would introduce a cloud-based DVR streaming service as part of its effort to create a unified platform across DirecTV and its DirecTV Now streaming service, with U-verse to be added soon. The service, named HBO Max, launched in May 2020.



- On September 12, 2017 - It was reported that AT&T planned to launch a new cable TV-like service for delivery over-the-top over its own or a competitor's broadband network sometime the following year.

-As of 2019 - AT&T is the world's largest telecommunications company. AT&T is also the largest provider of mobile telephone services and the largest provider of fixed telephone services in the United States.

- On March 4, 2020 - AT&T announced its intent to perform major cost-cutting moves, including cuts to capital investment, and plans to promote AT&T TV (which officially launched nationally on March 2) as its primary pay television service offering. AT&T stated it would still primarily promote DirecTV "where cable broadband is not prevalent", and as a specialty option.

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