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AT&T Wins Networking Contract From Owens-Illinois


TOLEDO, Ohio – AT&T announced today it has won a $7.3 million, three-year networking contract from Owens-Illinois Inc. (O-I), the world’s largest manufacturer of glass containers. The contract extends and expands an existing relationship between the two companies.

Under the contract, AT&T will provide a comprehensive portfolio of data, voice, hosting, Internet access and managed services. While the AT&T solution primarily serves O-I’s North American locations, it will also provide connectivity and continuity to the other regions O-I serves including Europe, Latin America and Asia Pacific.

“AT&T’s reputation and ability to deliver a commercially-viable and technically-rounded solution were key reasons we chose to use them as our single-source for our telecommunication needs,” said Ged Doyle, O-I Global CIO. “The AT&T solution helps us focus on being a better performance-driven, customer and consumer-focused organization.”

O-I also can monitor the performance of its network and applications through AT&T BusinessDirectâ, which provides operational efficiencies including around-the-clock online access to real-time reports on network performance and direct connection to trouble management systems.

About O-I

Millions of times a day, O-I glass containers, healthcare packaging and specialty closure systems deliver many of the world’s best-known consumer products to people all around the world. With leading positions in Europe, North America, Asia Pacific and South America, O-I provides consumer-preferred products that enable superior taste, purity, visual appeal and value benefits for our customers’ products. Established in 1903, the company employs nearly 30,000 people and has more than 100 manufacturing facilities in 23 countries. In 2004, annual revenues were $6.2 billion. For more information, visit

About AT&T
For more than 125 years, AT&T (NYSE ’T’) has been known for unparalleled quality and reliability in communications. Backed by the research and development capabilities of AT&T Labs, the company is a global leader in local, long distance, Internet and transaction-based voice and data services.

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