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United Rentals selects AT&T for network upgrade

AT&T Corp. and United Rentals Inc. have signed a multi-million dollar networking services contract to integrate mor...


October 26, 2004  


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AT&T Corp. and United Rentals Inc. have signed a multi-million dollar networking services contract to integrate more than 730 company locations across North America.

United Rentals is North America’s largest equipment rental company with locations in Canada, Mexico, and 47 American states. The three-year contract extends and expands an existing agreement.

Under terms of the contract, AT&T will deploy a network-based Internet Protocol Virtual Private Network (IP VPN) service that integrates all the locations onto a common networking platform.

It also paves the way for United Rentals to evolve to a converged voice and data networking platform by deploying Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) services in the future.

“We had an immediate need for increased bandwidth to expand sales and customer applications at our branch offices, and an overall concern for budget and cost of ownership,” said George Cinquegrana, vice president and CIO of United Rentals.

United Rentals’ network links branches electronically so that customers have access to every piece of equipment in their fleet.

The agreement calls for AT&T to provide long-distance voice, Internet access, and IP enabled frame relay and asynchronous transfer mode (ATM) services.