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Birth of a telecom giant

AT&T and British Telecom's $10 billion venture links the industry giants, but may leave much to be desired in terms of Internet presence for both companies.

AT&T and British Telecom launch a $10 billion venture linking the industry giants in the world's most competitive telecom markets. But the firms will face intense regulatory scrutiny, and analysts say the partnership may leave much to be desired.

Telco giants' pact lacks Net push
news analysis A partnership between AT&T and British Telecom may leave much to be desired in terms of Internet presence for both companies.

AT&T, British Telecom strike deal
update British Telecom and AT&T launch a $10 billion venture linking the industry giants in the world's most competitive telecom markets.

Armstrong: Time to focus on Net
AT&T taps British Telecom to fortify its international strategy, but the firm still needs to bolster its presence in the Internet market, AT&T's chairman says.

Telecom deal validates Global One
France Telecom says the formation of an international joint venture by British Telecom and AT&T validates the French firm's global strategy.

AT&T's acquisition strategy
The British Telecom deal is the latest move by AT&T's chairman to assemble a bold strategy to transform the once sleepy telecoms giant.

AT&T, British Telecom face scrutiny
The firms will face intense regulatory scrutiny for their new $10 billion international partnership and may be required to agree to concessions to gain approval.

GTE, Bell Atlantic in merger talks
Bell Atlantic and GTE are reportedly in merger talks to create a U.S. telecommunications powerhouse with revenues of $53 billion.