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AT&T Positioned in the Leaders Quadrant in ’Magic Quadrant for Managed and Professional Network Service Providers, Worldwide’ Report


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AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) today announced that leading industry analyst firm Gartner, Inc. has positioned AT&T in the Leaders Quadrant of its Managed and Professional Network Service Providers, Worldwid1 report.

According to Gartner, the Magic Quadrant report is a “guide for large and midsize companies to identify and evaluate vendors that deliver IT services in support of connectivity and communications infrastructure.” The report examined 14 vendors of IT services providers on their product or service, overall viability, sales execution and pricing, among other criteria. Gartner defines managed and professional network services as, “multiyear, annuity-based agreements for network IT services in support of connectivity services and/or communications infrastructure. These include network and telecom expense management, network maintenance, network consulting, network development and integration, and network management.”

“We are delighted with AT&T’s position in the Leaders Quadrant of the ’Managed and Professional Network Service Providers, Worldwide’ report just published by Gartner,” said Ron Spears, Group President, AT&T Global Business Services. “I believe this complements our similar position in its Magic Quadrant for Managed and Professional Network Service Providers, North America report2 published earlier this year. From my perspective, the report reaffirms our continued investment in and commitment to a comprehensive portfolio that harnesses AT&T IP leadership and mobility capability to build a compelling business proposition for our customers on a global basis.” he said.

Global enterprise business customers benefit from AT&T’s leadership in research and development, improved customer satisfaction for remote network operation services and comprehensive IT capabilities including data center and applications management.

The AT&T global network, combined with a powerful computing platform, is driving the convergence of networking and hosting services in ways that are allowing companies to deliver end-user applications whenever and wherever they are needed.

To view the Gartner “Magic Quadrant for Managed and Professional Network Service Providers, Worldwide” report, compliments of AT&T, visit:

http://www.corp.att.com/awards/analysts/gartner.html

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1 Gartner “Magic Quadrant for Managed and Professional Network Service Providers, Worldwide” by E. Goodness, C. Tenneson, T. Chamberlin, D. O’Connell, Chee-eng To, Scott Morrison - August 22, 2008.

2 Gartner, “Magic Quadrant for Managed and Professional Network Service Providers, North America” by E. Goodness, C. Tenneson, T. Chamberlin, D. O’Connell – May 14, 2008

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