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AT&T Launches Major Network Upgrade

Company to invest US$1 billion on infrastructure, services and support


March 1, 2009  


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AT&T Corp. says it will invest upwards of US$1 billion this year 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 infrastructure, services and support. AT&T’s operations in Canada will see a number of enhancements

to network services and applications as part of the global initiative including 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.

AT&T OPT-E-WAN, a global virtual private local area network service (VPLS) will be available in Canada. OPT-E-WAN, the firm says, enables businesses to link multiple locations — whether across town or around the world — “with all 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 United States, as well as in Hong Kong, Tokyo and the United Kingdom.

“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.”