Monday, April 5, 2010

AT&T Outlines $1 Billion 2010 Network Projects

AT&T outlined plans to invest approximately $1 billion in 2010 to scale its delivery of applications, mobility and cloud services within the United States and internationally. The spending is part of the company's previously announced CAPEX plans.

Specific areas of AT&T's planned investment in 2010 include:

Global Network Expansion

  • Deploy, upgrade or add diverse IPv6-capable MPLS nodes to support Layer 3 VPN and Global Managed Internet Services, including Gigabit Ethernet customer access across multiple locations in Europe, Asia-Pac and Latin America.

  • Leverage AT&T's network expansion to improve capacity and diversity, and offer services in new markets, expanding the global OPT-E-WAN service footprint from 31 countries to 37 countries.

  • Enhance application reporting and performance management.

  • Expand the footprint and capabilities of carrier class switched Ethernet Wireless Backhaul solutions.

  • Continue to expand Ethernet over copper deployment over AT&T's U.S. footprint to better support customers as they evolve from lower-speed connectivity to Ethernet.

  • Introduce a new metro switched Ethernet service across AT&T's 22 state U.S. footprint., delivering additional capabilities and bandwidth options while eventually streamlining the AT&T Ethernet portfolio.

  • Continue to enhance capabilities of managed AT&T Virtual Private Network Services on a global basis.

  • Deploy IPv6 capable MPLS core routers in Hawaii and Guam to provide an interconnection point for Transpacific cables between the U.S., Australia, Singapore, China and Japan to improve resiliency and performance in the Asia Pacific network.

Additional sub sea cable capacity to ensure diversity and resilience including
  • 180G of new capacity into the Caribbean and South America

  • Over 350G of new capacity from the US to and within Asia Pacific

  • 70G of capacity from the U.S. to Europe

  • This capacity spans multiple subsea cables with more diverse cable landings and terrestrial routing into major cities.

Emerging Mobility Applications:

  • Extend offers and solutions in three core categories - applications, machine-to-machine (M2M) and integrated network solutions.

  • Continue to expand AT&T's portfolio of mobile applications across multiple vertical industries, focusing on smart grid solutions and mHealth.

  • Offer enhanced solutions that take advantage of AT&T's converged fixed and mobile networks including network-based and premise based fixed mobile convergence and super femtocell technology.

  • Increase support for the more than 750 wireless devices already connected to the AT&T network -- such as e-readers, netbooks, digital photo frames, personal navigation devices, and home security monitoring and smart grid devices -- for use by business customers.

Hosting/Cloud Infrastructure Services:

  • Continue to develop and deploy cloud based managed hosting and Infrastructure as a Service capabilities.

  • Add cloud enablers to AT&T Synaptic Storage as a Service that serve as a gateway between customers' storage systems and AT&T's cloud.

  • Introduce new turnkey Synaptic Hosting (Utility Computing) products, tailored to small and medium sized businesses.

  • Add new managed hosting standardized packages, making it faster and easier to turn up AT&T Managed Hosting Services.

  • Open an additional internet data center in London.

  • Completing expansions of the Ashburn, Va. and Piscataway, N.J. data centers.

AT&T Digital Media Solutions

  • Additional distribution with the addition of a node in Spain and increased capacity in the U.K. and Germany.

  • Add additional software features, such as Download Manager, to improve customer control and user experience.

  • Improve support for latest streaming technologies.

  • Broaden range of content creation and management tools and services.

Unified Communications

  • AT&T Telepresence Solution, including new telepresence rooms worldwide and installing new AT&T Business Exchange nodes in Hong Kong and Netherlands to provide regional access and expanded support for Telepresence services.

  • AT&T Connect Global Conferencing enhancements
Customer contact points

  • Small Business Transformation through IP-based bundled offers, integrating wireline and mobility portfolios across the 22-state local footprint.

  • Increase broadband speeds -- up to a maximum of 24Mbps downstream in more than 120 markets across the 22-state footprint.
  • Online storefront consolidation -- integration of all public internet B2B storefronts into a single business storefront, with a consistent look and feel, intuitive offer buy flows, and consistent back office support processes.

  • Application Services: online inventory, ticketing, router monitoring and performance statistics via AT&T BusinessDirect® for existing VPN-managed router services

  • Mobility: business customers, offer of unlimited calling to a user-defined list of wireless/wireline numbers with any carrier. List will be easily established and maintained online via the AT&T Premier Mobility portal. AT&T will offer a network-based integrated wireline/wireless solution to provide fixed mobile convergence services for enterprises.
Further service initiatives are outlined in the plan.


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