Sunday, May 1, 2005

AT&T Unveils Dynamic Network Applications (DNA) for Businesses

AT&T unveiled a portfolio of IP-based Dynamic Network Applications (DNA) that leverage its global MPLS network and its IP VPN services.

The first service available in the portfolio will be AT&T Voice DNA(SM), a network-based VoIP solution for enterprise branch offices and remote locations, as well as for smaller businesses. The service offers standard business-class capabilities and advanced features, such as mid-call move, which gives customers the ability to move a call from one phone to another without disruption; personalized call handling; simultaneous ring; click-to- call, to dial calls with a single mouse click; locate-me; the ability to have multiple phones ring at once or sequentially; on-demand audio conferencing; and integration with Microsoft Outlook. AT&T will begin rolling out this service to a limited number of customers in the coming months, and will continue to roll out service through the rest of the year. AT&T Voice DNA will also support a variety of IP phones, including select models from Cisco and Polycom as well as a variety of IP PBXes, including select models from Cisco & Avaya. Additionally, the service will support a variety of softphones.

Future targeted services of the AT&T DNA portfolio include IP-conferencing and messaging services. The company also said the portfolio of services will be standards-based and capable of interoperating with service-oriented business applications from AT&T and third-party providers.

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