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NTT, AT&T Collaborate On Network Solutions

AT&T and NTT have agreed to jointly offer corporate networking solutions.

According to company representatives, the two telecom giants will develop agreements and business ventures that provide value-added networking solutions for large and mid-sized multinational businesses and industries in the Asia Pacific.

"Our collaboration with NTT demonstrates AT&T's dedication to meeting the managed services needs of our customers in Japan and around the world," said C. Michael Armstrong, chairman and CEO of AT&T. "We look forward to working with NTT to provide innovative network solutions to multinational companies."

"As businesses become more dependent on network technologies and a the promise of the Internet as business platform for the future is realized, the issue of network reliability and quality across multiple borders is critical," said Jun-ichiro Miyazu, president of NTT.

"NTT and AT&T hope to capitalize on this trend by bringing together their substantial capabilities to address these customer demands worldwide," he added.

The first priority of the two companies will be to collaborate on the operation and development of the IBM Global Network (IGN) in Japan which AT&T is in the process of acquiring.