AT&T Unit Offers New Services

AT&T Business Solutions unit enhanced its enterprise portfolio with new services and features during third-quarter 2008

October 22, 2008

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DALLAS -- New services and features for delivering on-demand applications, digital content and enterprise applications across a variety of mobile devices were third-quarter highlights for the AT&T Business Solutions (ABS) unit, AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) announced today.

During the third quarter 2008, AT&T introduced AT&T Synaptic HostingSM service, the company's next-generation utility computing service with managed networking, security and storage capabilities. The service is delivered via the AT&T Synaptic Hosting platform that is enabled in five "super" Internet data centers (IDCs) and act as regional gateways to the AT&T network cloud. AT&T Synaptic Hosting supports large-scale computing and applications on demand via virtualized servers and delivers services across AT&T's IDC hosting infrastructure.

In September, AT&T introduced AT&T Mobile Enterprise Applications, a suite of hosted and managed mobile integration solutions and application consulting services designed for companies that want to extend their business-critical information to mobile employees. Supported by the Antenna Mobility Platform™ that was developed by Antenna Software, a leading provider of mobile enterprise technologies and solutions, AT&T Mobile Enterprise Applications enables AT&T to expand its delivery of mobile field service automation, sales force automation and information technology (IT) support applications.

Another third-quarter highlight involved AT&T's Intelligent Content DistributionSM service being certified with Move Networks to deliver Move-enabled video content to companies and their end-users. This allows media and entertainment companies to use the AT&T network to deliver live and on-demand High Definition programming to computers over the Internet in a true television-like experience.AT&T also recorded significant sales wins that included a five-year agreement with the Boeing Company for advanced network and wireless services with an estimated value at more than $400 million.

Additionally, AT&T signed a five-year deal with the Smiths Group plc that will help Smiths leverage its global scale, delivering improved productivity and cost reductions across the group's five business divisions. Smiths expects to achieve annual savings of at least $5 million on its IT and related communications costs. Also, AT&T and Marriott International introduced an industry-leading technology solution for hotels that transforms multiple communications networks into one converged network for voice and data transmission based on Internet technologies. The solution will improve the guest experience and employee performance, support both wired and wireless services throughout the hotel and speed the introduction of emerging technologies for communications and business applications. The first prototype hotel with a converged network is Marriott's recently opened Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel.

"Throughout the third quarter, the AT&T Business Solutions team introduced several innovative services designed to help customers manage the complexity of their applications across their enterprises and provide them to employees anywhere, anytime," said Ron Spears, chief executive officer, AT&T Business Solutions. "Our ability to seamlessly deliver high-quality managed application services across wired and wireless networks, with the quality, security and professional services customers expect from AT&T, will continue to drive future enhancements to our core portfolio."

AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T)

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