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.

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