Sunday, August 5, 2007

CNC-AT&T to provide Dedicated China-US Link during Beijing Olympics

China Netcom Group Company Ltd. (CNC) and AT&T have been selected to provide telecommunications services between China and the U.S. during the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. The dedicated link will be used by NBC to transmit digital television coverage of the Games, which will be held Aug. 8 - 24, 2008, to the U.S. market.

In addition, AT&T is the Official Telecommunications Services Partner of the U.S. Olympic Team. AT&T provides a wide range of services to the U.S. Olympic Committee, including integrated long distance, data service and audio/videoconferencing services, virtual private networks, managed Internet Protocol services, wireless services and Web hosting. AT&T also has provided financial support for various U.S. Olympic Committee projects, including training facilities.

Financial terms were not disclosed.

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