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Meet the power players of AT&T who are battling Verizon on 5G network capabilities and Disney on OTT streaming

Business Insider | May 15, 2019, 04.30PM IST

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AT&T is a legacy telecom company with modern ambitions.

The Dallas, Texas-based company is an old-school wireless and wireline operator with aspirations of going head to head with Verizon in the race to create a ubiquitous 5G network in the US.

And with its acquisition of Time Warner, it cemented it's ability to control both the pipes of distribution of internet into homes, and media content creation. It's now aiming to do battle with Disney and Netflix to dominate the OTT streaming ecosystem.

Read More: 'End us now': DirecTV employees fear its death as AT&T gets ready to build off its giant WarnerMedia deal.

Business Insider spoke to industry experts and analyzed comments at investor presentations to identify the business units and leaders that are key to carrying out these agendas. AT&T declined the opportunity to contribute to the list.

Here are the people who are leading the telco giant forward.

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