Randall was named to his current position in 2007. Since then, AT&T has invested to become a global leader in the technology, media and telecommunications (TMT) space, providing integrated solutions that range from premium content and video entertainment, mobility and high-speed Internet, to IP network services, security and the Internet of Things (IoT).
AT&T has a robust premium content portfolio that combines leading movies and shows from Warner Bros., HBO and Turner, along with more targeted digital content from Bleacher Report, FilmStruck and AT&T’s investment in Otter Media, among others.
AT&T has more than 170 million direct-to-consumer (D2C) relationships across its TV, video streaming, mobile and broadband services in the U.S., mobile in Mexico, TV in Latin America, in addition to D2C digital properties such as HBO NOW, Boomerang, FilmStruck and CNN.com.
AT&T’s leading wireless and fiber network, including investments in new technology such as 5G, will provide the network bandwidth required as customers increase engagement with premium video and emerging 4K and virtual reality content.
In North America, AT&T covers more than 400 million people with its 4G LTE network and has nearly 157 million wireless subscribers. The company provides high-speed internet connections to more than 60 million U.S. customer locations; ultra-fast fiber connections covering more than 7 million U.S. locations; global IP network services that connect more than 3 million businesses on 6 continents, representing 99% of the world’s economy; and more than 38 million connected devices and sensors connected to its network.
AT&T is one of the world’s largest companies in TMT, with more than $160 billion in 2017 revenues and 34 consecutive years of quarterly dividend growth. Over the past 5 years, AT&T has invested $135 billion in the United States, including capital investments in wireless and wireline networks and acquisitions of wireless spectrum and operations.
The company has committed $400 million since 2008 to its signature philanthropic initiative, AT&T Aspire, which drives innovation in education to promote student success in school and the workplace. Randall also led AT&T’s breakthrough “It Can Wait” campaign – an education and awareness program educating drivers that distracted driving is never OK. The program has amassed more than 25 million pledges of support.
Randall began his career with Southwestern Bell Telephone in 1982 in Oklahoma. He served as the company’s senior executive vice president and chief financial officer from 2001 to 2004, and from 2004 to 2007 he served as chief operating officer. He was appointed to AT&T’s board of directors in 2005.