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AT&T Wins Capacity Magazine’s "Best National U.S. Wholesale Provider" Award for Second Consecutive Year


AT&T Also Wins 2007 Best U.S. Metropolitan Provider Award

San Antonio, Texas.-Amsterdam, Netherlands — AT&T, Inc. (NYSE:T) today announced that AT&T has further solidified its position as a leading provider of wholesale services, receiving two 2007 Capacity Magazine Global Wholesale Awards including the “Best National U.S. Wholesale Provider” award, for the second year in a row, and the “Best U.S. Metropolitan Provider.” This marks the first time that Capacity has given two awards in one year to a single company for provision of services to the market. The awards were announced on Monday evening at the Capacity Europe 2007 conference in Amsterdam.

Capacity is a respected trade magazine for telecommunications carriers and service providers. The judging panel for the awards included the editors of Capacity as well as leading telecom industry analysts and consultants from Arab Advisors Group, ATLANTIC-ACM, Paul Budde Communication and the Yankee Group.

“AT&T has made great progress in incorporating the best practices of the former BellSouth, such as industry-leading provisioning capabilities, which have proved to be effective in meeting the needs of wholesale customers throughout the U.S.,” said Mark Kemp, CEO and editor-in-chief of Capacity.

“As the telecom industry evolves, we are focused on staying ahead of the curve and providing the best customer experience possible,” said Sherry Charles, vice president, Wholesale Marketing, AT&T Operations Inc. “We are pleased to accept the recognition that comes with these awards as we continue to deliver highly reliable and cost-effective solutions, over the award-winning AT&T network, to all of our U.S. domestic and metropolitan wholesale customers.”

AT&T owns and operates world-class local, national and global wireline, wireless and IP/data networks, including one of the world’s most advanced and powerful IP backbone networks, which uses Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) technology to enable seamless integration of multiple networking technologies. The AT&T global network is widely regarded to have unsurpassed global IP-based network capabilities, assets and resources. AT&T’s wholesale U.S. metropolitan data services provide high-quality, flexible and scalable data transport solutions nationwide and offer an array of options such as point-to-point private line, SONET ring, wavelength, ATM, Frame Relay, Ethernet, IP and Internet access solutions.

As a global leader, AT&T delivers a full portfolio of end-to-end reliable and highly secure network, voice, data and IP solutions to the six wholesale industry segments that it serves: carriers, wireless operators, cable providers, systems integrators, Internet service providers and content providers. AT&T is one of the largest wholesale transport and communications service providers in the world — maintaining connections to more than 400 carriers in more than 220 countries and territories. AT&T brings value to wholesale customers through its global networking, industry-leading portfolio and vertical expertise.


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