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AT&T to invest US$1 billion in global network and services upgrades

AT&T Inc. today announced plans to invest US$1 billion in 2008 to continue the expansion of its network and portfol...


March 5, 2008  


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AT&T Inc. today announced plans to invest US$1 billion in 2008 to continue the expansion of its network and portfolio for multinational companies with operations and applications in key markets worldwide.

The 2008 program, which is 33% more than last year’s enterprise investment, is being driven by demand for Internet Protocol (IP) networks and services as companies deal with the explosive surge in data, voice and video traffic made possible by the proliferation of high speed networks and devices worldwide, AT&T said.

AT&T’s investment initiatives include:

* New subsea fiber optic cable capacity to Japan and Asia, increasing diversity and reliability on these critical routes. This would include increased investments in multiple under sea cable systems into South East Asia and Australia, investment in several subsea cable system upgrades to significantly grow capacity on multiples routes in the Caribbean, including Puerto Rico, as well as subsea investments on existing cables servicing India and the Middle East.

* New or additional MPLS based IP network access nodes in Europe (Paris, Moscow), the Middle East (Kuwait), India (New Delhi, Kolkata), Japan, Asia (Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore), and Central America (Guatemala).

* New network-to-network connections to extend network reach into high growth markets in Asia Pacific (India, Australia), Eastern Europe (Russia, Kyrgyzstan, Belarus, Mongolia) and South America.