AT&T Research and Development Costs

The chart above displays the research and development expenses of AT&T from 2010 to 2022.

In 2022, AT&T spent $1,236 million on research and development compared to $1,325 million in 2021.

Research and Development expenses of AT&T 2007-2022

Amounts are in millions.

YearR&D Expenses ($mn)
2022$1,236
2021$1,325
2020$1,013
2019$1,276
2018$1,194
2017$1,503
2016$1,649 
2015$1,693
2014$1,730
2013$1,488 
2012$1,278
2011$1,307
2010$1,280
2009$993
2008$832 
2007$985 

AT&T spent $1,325 million on research and development in 2021 compared to $1,013 million in 2020. 

The research and development expenses of AT&T Inc was $1,194 million in 2018. Its R&D costs were higher in 2017 at $1,503 million.

Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, AT&T is a leading global provider of telecommunications and technology services. In 2022, the company generated total operating revenue of $120.74 billion and incurred net losses worth $7.055 billion. AT&T spun off Warner Media, one of its operating segments in 2022, which was bought by Discovery.