Five of the Best Telecoms Stocks For Your Watchlist 

Telecommunications stocks have a longer history than most people realize. For example, AT&T (T) can trace its roots back to the founding of Bell Telephone Company in 1877.

The sector has obviously changed a lot since 1877, and with new trends such as mobile phones, the Internet, the emergence of cable TV and other developments.

Today, the telecommunications sector is categorized by high capital investment, sluggish growth, and generous dividend payments.

In this article we will look at five major dividend-paying telecommunications stocks that we believe will produce attractive returns

Telecom Stock #5: SK Telecom Co. Inc. (SKM)

SK Telecom is the largest wireless telecom operator in Korea by revenue and number of subscribers. It was founded in 1984 as Korea Mobile Telecommunications and became SK Telecom in 1997.

The company is a part of the SK Group, which owns 27% of the company and is one of the largest conglomerates in South Korea.

Telecom Stock #4: Telephone & Data Systems (TDS)

Telephone & Data Systems is a telecommunications company that provides customers with cellular and landline services, wireless products, cable, broadband,and voice services across 24 U.S. states.

Telephone & Data Systems has increased its dividend for over 40 years in a row, placing it on the Dividend Champions list.