AT&T To Invest $750 Million-Plus in Global Network

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Investment will accelerate rollout of services portfolio, expand global IP network in emerging/developed markets worldwide

AT&T has announced that it will invest more than $750 million in 2007 to accelerate the delivery of global IP services and solutions to businesses and multinational companies in key markets worldwide.

With this global investment - one component of the company's multi-billion dollar enterprise capital programme and part of its previously issued companywide capital outlook - AT&T is aggressively executing more than 200 initiatives to enhance and expand its portfolio of retail and wholesale services and solutions and extend the global network infrastructure and capabilities needed to deliver services and solutions to businesses and multinational companies in both emerging and developed markets worldwide.

"This program, which represents a significantly higher level of investment over 2006, reflects AT&T's determination to maintain its lead in serving the needs of our customers globally," said Dick Anderson, group president - Global Business Services.

"In a global environment where IP network and convergence trends continue to transform companies and whole industries, we're well-positioned to meet our customers' needs with solutions delivered via a global IP network that is second to none."

By year-end 2007, the AT&T global network will provide multi-national companies with MPLS-based access from 155 countries via more than 2,000 service.