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Verizon Vs. AT&T: Which Has A Better Operating Strategy For The Future?

Verizon (NYSE:VZ) and AT&T (NYSE:T) are number one and two respectively in the U.S. wireless market. However, these diversified telecom companies are each operating their own strategy for the future, and one strategy appears far superior to the other.

Verizon's Strategy 

Verizon's strategy for the future couldn't be more evident; divest wireline assets and place big bets on wireless. It all started when Verizon paid a whopping $130 billion to take full control of Verizon Wireless, thereby acquiring Vodafone's 45% stake of Wireless. By doing so, Verizon was expected to see a 10% boost to its EPS, and would gain full control to make all strategic decisions related to its mobile network. Read more