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5 Things Partners Need To Know About The AT&T/Time Warner Merger

The AT&T/Time Warner deal has further reaching implications than simply a carrier picking up more content. Here are five things about the deal that solution providers need to know.

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Carriers Turning Into Content Providers

AT&T's win is just one of the recent moves in the telecom space that demonstrate the shift away from pure connectivity services in favor of more lucrative media and streaming TV services. Carriers are actively going after content providers to compete with the likes of Netflix, Amazon and YouTube.

On Wednesday Comcast made an all-cash bid of $65 billion for a piece of 21st Century Fox. Verizon, which took over AOL and Yahoo for its media properties in 2015 and 2017, respectively, is reportedly interesting in acquiring broadcast TV network CBS.

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