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Baby Bells benefit from data boom

As SBC and Ameritech gear up to merge, data services and wireless offerings are expected to play a larger role in future revenue growth.

The telecommunications playing field has changed drastically since the days of old Ma Bell. As SBC Communications and Ameritech gear up to merge their operations, data services and wireless offerings are expected to play a larger role in revenue growth, than the Bells' traditional phone services.

SBC, Ameritech see core business shift
news analysis As SBC Communications and Ameritech move towards merging their operations, their core businesses are changing as quickly as their ownership.

SBC nudges past expectations
update SBC Communications reports fourth quarter earnings that just beat Wall Street expectations, capping a year marked by new markets and megamergers.

Ameritech earnings meet expectations
The Chicago-based Baby Bell and SBC Communications acquisition target reports earnings in line with Wall Street expectations for the fourth quarter.