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AT&T Receives Market Share Leadership of the Year Award in MPLS IP VPN Services

AT&T Recognized in MPLS IP VPN Space by Frost & Sullivan for Highest Revenue Share and Strategic Investments in VPN

Dallas, Texas, December 10, 2010 -- AT&T* announced today it has received the distinction of the 2010 North American Market Share Leadership of the Year Award in MPLS IP VPN Service. This Frost & Sullivan Award was presented to AT&T for demonstrating excellence within its industry, by strategically investing its resources to tap the market potential for layer 3 VPN Services.Frost and Sullivan highlights multiple factors attributing to AT&T's emergence as a distinct market leader: AT&T is the largest domestic MPLS IP VPN service provider, AT&T's global VPN network offers any-to-any connectivity, the breath of AT&T's network footprint- including its local loop assets, and AT&T's VoIP addition to its network solutions.

The size of AT&T's MPLS network is unparalleled:

  • AT&T's MPLS Network service is available in 181 countries with 3,800 + nodes
  • AT&T has approximately 320,000 MPLS customer ports worldwide
  • AT&T is the largest MPLS/ IP VPN service provider in US markets
"AT&T MPLS services provide businesses with high-quality, tightly managed private IP platforms that enable them to efficiently consolidate disparate voice and data applications together without compromising security and reliability," said Dale McHenry, VP of Enterprise Networks at AT&T.  "Customers use our high-performance MPLS networks to deliver innovative, financially attractive capabilities to their endusers - things like inter-company Telepresence, enterprise voice-over-IP solutions, and remote worker connectivity."

According to Frost & Sullivan, there is much growth potential in U.S. MPLS IP VPN services. Customers are only starting to realize the cost benefits of moving their voice, data, and video applications to a single IP - based network, as compared to running three different expensive networks for each of these applications. The MPS IP VPN service segment  will expand as businesses migrates to MPLNs IP VPNs to take advantage of the network's ability to support traffic prioritization through class of services, and increasing focus on network and application performance monitoring tools.

To learn more about AT&T's MPLS IP VPN offerings, visit AT&T VPN.

*AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.

About Frost & Sullivan
Frost & Sullivan, the Growth Partnership Company, enables clients to accelerate growth and achieve best-in-class positions in growth, innovation and leadership. The company's Growth Partnership Service provides the CEO and the CEO's Growth Team with disciplined research and best-practice models to drive the generation, evaluation, and implementation of powerful growth strategies. Frost & Sullivan leverages over 45 years of experience in partnering with Global 1000 companies, emerging businesses and the investment community from 40 offices on six continents. To join our Growth Partnership, please visit http://www.frost.com. Frost & Sullivan, the Growth Partnership Company, enables clients to accelerate growth and achieve best-in-class positions in growth, innovation and leadership. The company's Growth Partnership Service provides the CEO and the CEO's Growth Team with disciplined research and best-practice models to drive the generation, evaluation, and implementation of powerful growth strategies. Frost & Sullivan leverages over 45 years of experience in partnering with Global 1000 companies, emerging businesses and the investment community from 40 offices on six continents. To join our Growth Partnership, please visit http://www.frost.com.

About AT&T
AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) is a premier communications holding company. Its subsidiaries and affiliates - AT&T operating companies - are the providers of AT&T services in the United States and around the world. With a powerful array of network resources that includes the nation's fastest mobile broadband network, AT&T is a leading provider of wireless, Wi-Fi, high speed Internet and voice services. A leader in mobile broadband, AT&T also offers the best wireless coverage worldwide, offering the most wireless phones that work in the most countries. It also offers advanced TV services under the AT&T U-verse® and AT&T | DIRECTV brands. The company's suite of IP-based business communications services is one of the most advanced in the world. In domestic markets, AT&T Advertising Solutions and AT&T Interactive are known for their leadership in local search and advertising. In 2010, AT&T again ranked among the 50 Most Admired Companies by FORTUNE® magazine.

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