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AT&T a 'fundamentally different company' now that DirecTV acquisition has closed

AT&T announced late Friday that its purchase of DirecTV has closed. The news ends more than a year of work by AT&T to purchase the satellite TV provider and creates the nation's largest pay-TV provider by customers. AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson added that AT&T now can offer "video streamed over the Internet to any screen."

AT&T to spend $3B to cover 100M Mexicans with LTE by 2018

AT&T said it will spend $3 billion during the next four years to cover 100 million people in Mexico with LTE by the end of 2018.

Which wireline executives earned the highest compensation in 2014?

It's that time of the year again when FierceTelecom takes a look at the highest paid executives in the wireline segment of the telecom industry, in our annual 10 highest paid CEOs in wireline report.

The 10 highest paid CEOs in wireline in 2014

The nation's top telcos have all reported their CEO salaries to the Securities and Exchange Commission, and FierceTelecom has collected all the data in one place. Here are the salary and compensation rates of the top 10 highest paid CEOs in the wireline industry.

Report: AT&T angling to get space on América Móvil's Mexican wireless towers

AT&T is aiming to rent space on cell towers in Mexico from Telesites, the company that was spun off this spring from América Móvil, according to a  Bloomberg  report.

AT&T lights 1 Gig service in Nashville, but trails Comcast's 2 Gbps offering

AT&T has debuted its 1 Gbps fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) service GigaPower in Nashville, Tenn., and surrounding communities where it will face off with Comcast and its faster 2 Gbps offering.

AT&T's Stephenson: DirecTV buy will create streaming powerhouse

One year to the day after first announcing his company's plan to buy DirecTV, AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson reiterated his position that the acquisition will give his company a dominant position in streaming video.

AT&T's Stephenson: It will take 18 months to build out 'robust' LTE coverage in Mexico

AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson said it will likely be around 18 months before AT&T can deliver a truly strong LTE data experience beyond urban areas in Mexico. The AT&T chief said though that he is confident AT&T can ride the wave of mobile data growth that the carrier expects from Mexico's burgeoning middle class.

AT&T taps Lee to be company's new CMO

AT&T is shuffling its top ranks by appointing Lori Lee as the company's chief marketing officer (CMO), replacing Cathy Coughlin, who has stepped down from the role she held for eight years.

Emerging innovators in wireline: Future leaders to watch in 2015

CEOs may be the leaders who direct the tone and direction of a company, but their visionary leadership is also defined by supporting executives who help innovate on key technology and regulatory initiatives. These are the risk takers who work behind the scenes driving new products, solutions and initiatives to lead a company forward. Every year, FierceTelecom takes a look at these up-and-coming executives in our Emerging Innovators feature. Special Report