Wednesday, June 22, 2005

AT&T Expands its Global Network Services

AT&T is further expanding its portfolio of global networking services for business customers and extending them into additional locations in Europe, Asia and Latin America. The expansion includes the rollout of new access nodes in China through network interconnections with China Netcom and China Telecom, as well as new nodes in Croatia, Cyprus, Ecuador, India, Malaysia, Qatar, Panama and United Arab Emirates. Interconnections are also being established in Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland and the UK. These complement AT&T's previously announced network interconnections with Alestra's network in Mexico and Unisiti in China. Additional interconnections are planned for later in the year.

AT&T announced global enhancements to its portfolio of IP VPN-based services, hosting, managed services and security offers, including AT&T "Internet Protect" and said that by year-end, it will expand the reach and in-country coverage of its global portfolio in the following critical high-growth regions:

AT&T also is increasing the breadth of supported access technologies, including:

  • global WiFi access from more than 9,200 hot spots in key business locations in 36 countries worldwide -- increased from more than 5,000 at the end of 2004 -- and has plans for a total of more than 15,000 by the end of 2005.

  • wired Ethernet to more than 1,700 locations globally, increased from 1,300 at the end 2004.

  • DSL expansion into Europe and Asia.

  • trials of WiMAX technology are being deployed in two key U.S. markets -- New Jersey and Georgia -- with a third site to be announced shortly.

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