Randall Stephenson


Stephenson was appointed to the position in 2007, running the world's largest telecommunications company at a time when carriers are under assault from tech companies, and AT&T's gamble on the iPhone is paying off. Born in Oklahoma City, he is a longtime phone guy. He began his career with Southwestern Bell Telephone in 1982 and progressed through a series of leadership positions, including an assignment in Mexico City as SBC International's director of finance, overseeing SBC's ownership interest in Teléfonos de México. In 1996, he was named controller for SBC Communications.

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The FCC Must Stay on Course on Mobile Competition

The FCC is trying to make more public airwaves available for mobile broadband, while two dominant players currently control 80 percent of the most valuable frequencies.

AT&T Earnings: $3.8 Billion Net Loss, $32.6 Billion in Revenue, 1.1 Million New Wireless Customers

A record number of smartphone sales also put pressure on profit margins given the high subsidies attached to such devices.

Sprint, Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile CEOs Square Off in New Orleans

There is no steel cage match, unfortunately, but the heads of the Big 4 carriers are sharing the stage in a panel moderated by CNBC’s Jim Cramer.
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AT&T Committing Another $250 Million to Its Education Program

AT&T is announcing on Monday that it will spend $250 million over the next five years to expand its education effort. The program, known as Aspire, funds activities ranging from mentoring and internships to initiatives designed to reduce dropout rates.

AT&T CEO Pays $2 Million for T-Mobile Deal Debacle

AT&T’s board takes the scalpel to Randall Stephenson’s bonus pay.

T-Mobile or Not, AT&T Sees Wireless Growth Ahead

Despite having to pay a huge breakup fee in the wake of its failed T-Mobile bid, AT&T sounds an optimistic note about 2012. It also takes some shots at the FCC.
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The Case AT&T Will Make to Congress for the T-Mobile Deal

AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson will appear before the Senate Judiciary Committee tomorrow to testify that his company’s proposed $39 billion takeover of T-Mobile is a good thing for everybody.

Mr. Smith Getting Company as ATT, T-Mobile, Sprint, Apple and Google All Head to Washington

The heads of AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile are all scheduled to appear at a hearing Wednesday to discuss AT&T’s plan to buy T-Mobile USA. Meanwhile, representatives of Google and Apple are slated to testify before the same Senate subcommittee a day earlier to discuss privacy issues as they relate to location-based data on mobile devices.


AT&T Chief Sees Divestitures in T-Mobile Deal

AT&T Inc. Chief Executive Randall Stephenson said he expects some divestiture of customers and wireless spectrum as the company marches through the approval process to close its acquisition of T-Mobile USA.

ATT Wraps Self in Flag, Says T-Mobile Deal Essential to U.S. Competitiveness

AT&T outlined its rationale for the T-Mobile purchase–as well as why regulators should approve the deal–in an early morning conference call on Monday.

D7: The Conference in Quotes

AT&T’s Pre Envy

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