BellSouthBellSouth Corporation is a U.S telecommunications company based in Atlanta, Georgia. BellSouth was one of the seven original Regional Bell Operating Companies after the U.S. Department of Justice forced the American Telephone and Telegraph Company to divest itself of its regional telephone companies on January 1, 1984.
BellSouth's territories under their Southern Bell and South Central Bell subsidaries includes telephone and DSL/Dial-Up Internet services in the States of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee, A 50% joint venture with SBC Communications in U.S. wireless telephone service Cingular. BellSouth has also made itself known outside of the U.S market though land-based and wireless telephone companies located in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, China, Colombia, Denmark, Ecuador, Guatemala, Israel, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela.
BellSouth's common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol BLS.
F. Duane Ackerman is the current Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of BellSouth Corporation