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AT&T Positioned in the Leader Quadrant in Latest Magic Quadrant for Asia/Pacific Network Service Providers, 2005 Report


San Antonio, Texas, March 2, 2006, Hong Kong - AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) today announced that it has been positioned by Gartner in the Leaders Quadrant in the “Magic Quadrant for Asia/Pacific Network Service Providers (NSPs), 2005” report. The report evaluates 13 Asia Pacific NSPs on the criteria of ability to execute and completeness of vision.

This Magic Quadrant evaluates network service providers that provide international telecommunications services to multinational corporations (MNCs) with panregional networks in Asia Pacific. According to the Gartner report, leaders demonstrate strong vision, especially in terms of defining future market needs. They back their vision by investing ahead of competitors, very often in new or unproven areas, and are generally well-positioned for the future. The report states that high marks are given to service providers that go the extra mile to deliver superior service quality through their regional network, local service and support, and service-level commitments. This year, Gartner also put special emphasis on delivering superior connectivity to and within China and India, the most important markets in this region.

Steve Lowe, vice president of AT&T Business, Asia Pacific said “AT&T’s staff across the region has not been distracted by the merger with SBC following last year’s report but has continued to strive for excellence in every facet of the business and customer service.”

AT&T has global IP-based network capabilities, assets, and resources that are widely regarded as unsurpassed in the marketplace, creating the potential to unleash new IP innovations that neither company could have accomplished independently.

Through its subsidiaries and affiliates, AT&T Inc. is the largest telecommunications company in the United States and one of the largest in the world. The combined company is the largest U.S. provider of high speed DSL Internet services and local and long distance voice services and is the No. 1 provider of data services to the Fortune 1000. The new AT&T owns 60 percent of Cingular Wireless, which is the No. 1 U.S. wireless services provider.

To view Gartner’s “Magic Quadrant for Asia/Pacific Network Service Providers, 2005” report, please visit

On Jan. 19, AT&T announced that it has been listed in the leader quadrant in Gartner’s 2005 “Magic Quadrant for Global Network Service Providers.” In 2005, AT&T announced it had been listed in the leader quadrant in Gartner’s 2005 “Magic Quadrant for Pan-European NSPs.”

About the Magic Quadrant
Magic Quadrant for Network Service Providers, Asia/Pacific, 2005 by C. To, K. Desai (1/16/06); Magic Quadrant for Global Network Service Providers, 2005 by D. Neil, J. Delcroix, J. Pultz, N. Rickard (12/15/05); Magic Quadrant for Pan-European NSPs, 2005: Leaders and Visionaries by N. Rickard, J. Delcroix (6/30/05) are copyrighted by Gartner, Inc. and are reused with permission. The Magic Quadrant is a graphical representation of a marketplace at and for a specific time period. It depicts Gartner’s analysis of how certain vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace, as defined by Gartner. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in the Magic Quadrant, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors placed in the “Leaders” quadrant. The Magic Quadrant is intended solely as a research tool, and is not meant to be a specific guide to action. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

About the New AT&T
AT&T Inc. is one of the world’s largest telecommunications holding companies and is the largest in the United States. Operating globally under the AT&T brand, AT&T companies are recognized as the leading worldwide providers of IP-based communications services to business and as leading U.S. providers of high-speed DSL Internet, local and long distance voice, and directory publishing and advertising services. AT&T Inc. holds a 60 percent ownership interest in Cingular Wireless, which is the No. 1 U.S. wireless services provider with more than 54 million wireless customers. Additional information about AT&T Inc. and AT&T products and services is available at

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