AT&T Opening 1,000 New Stores By Early 2020

AT&T has ambitious plans to expand its existing footprint of 5,300+ company- or dealer-owned stores with 1,000 new locations in the next 18 months. But they’ll come in all different shapes, sizes and formats: the telecom giant plans on opening traditional, pop-up and mobile stores.

The pop-up stores will be located in apartment buildings and other locations in dense urban environments, where the smaller, more flexible format is designed to reach customers faster. The telecom company can typically open these stores within 60 days of signing a lease, and plans to launch a total of 100 pop-ups this year, according to a company statement.

The company also is opening 150 more mobile stores — stores on wheels that AT&T can take on the…