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AT&T launches major global network expansion plans

AT&T Corp. www.att.com  today announced plans to invest approximately $1 billion in 2009 to continue building ...


February 24, 2009  


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AT&T Corp. www.att.com  today announced plans to invest approximately $1 billion in 2009 to continue building out its global network, while driving new services and network-based applications to businesses including some of the largest multinational corporations in Canada.

 

The investment will focus on both infrastructure, services and support. 

 

AT&T’s operations in Canada will see new enhancements and additions to the firm’s virtual private network portfolio, wide area network (WAN), telepresence, unified communications, hosting, applications performance, and digital media solutions.

 

More specifically, AT&T OPT-E-WAN, a global virtual private local area network service (VPLS) will be available in Canada.  OPT-E-WAN enables businesses to link multiple locations, whether across town or around the world, with the ease and efficiency of a point-to-point Ethernet connection.

 

In addition to the data centre hosting capacity in Toronto, AT&T is increasing capacity in Atlanta, Annapolis and the New York/New Jersey metropolitan area in the U.S., as well as in Hong Kong, Tokyo and the UK.

 

“With today’s announcement, AT&T is making good on its commitment to provide companies with the network-driven capabilities and applications they need to successfully compete in a difficult economic environment,” said Ron Spears, President and CEO of AT&T Business Solutions.

“Regardless of size, the companies that seize the power of IP technology and services to transform their businesses, are the companies that will be best-positioned to lead the global recovery.”