General Motors Corp. has awarded AT&T Corp. a five-year global networking contract worth nearly US$1 billion. The a...
February 22, 2007
General Motors Corp. has awarded AT&T Corp. a five-year global networking contract worth nearly US$1 billion. The agreement is one of the largest commercial contracts in AT&T history.
Under the agreement, AT&T will deliver telecommunications capabilities and be a “strategic” information technology supplier to support its third-generation information technology business model, which is designed to ensure that GM’s IT suppliers are working as one around the world.
In that role, AT&T will provide network-integration management covering all aspects of
GM’s worldwide telecommunications infrastructure, including voice and data applications and systems support.
The contract renews and expands an existing strategic global relationship in which AT&T provides GM with a global Virtual Private Network (VPN), integrating GM locations around the world.
AT&T will also provide other services including local, long distance, global voice mail, conferencing, high speed Internet access and telecommunications business-continuity services.
The network, based on Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) technology, provides a standardized technology infrastructure that will enable GM to integrate networks, applications and devices onto an Internet Protocol platform.