AT&T today announced it has been recognized in two Gartner Magic Quadrants in a highly competitive global marketplace. AT&T is acknowledged in this leading analyst firm’s Magic Quadrants for Global Network Service Providers1 and Pan-European Network Service Providers2.
The company’s comprehensive portfolio of managed services, above- average service quality, and customer portal, AT&T BusinessDirect, contribute as key differentiators, in markets where service portfolio and quality are of increasing importance. AT&T’s broad global network coverage for its services— including MPLS, Ethernet, and Internet— demonstrates its dedication to customers, by delivering a full portfolio of end-to-end reliable and highly secure network, voice, data and IP solutions to carriers, wireless operators, cable providers, systems integrators, Internet service providers and content providers.
To attain the noteworthy position in Global Network Service Providers 1, vendors must “have a full portfolio of voice and data products, coupled with above-average service and support, wide global coverage, and competitive pricing. They have a strong vision that includes adopting more information and communication technology (ICT) capabilities, which is a strategy they articulate clearly and openly.”
The Magic Quadrant for Pan- European Network Service Providers2 recognizes vendors who “have a full portfolio of voice and data services, including relatively new offerings in areas such as unified communications (UC) and Ethernet services. These services are delivered with good quality across a wide area of coverage at competitive prices by account teams that are typically closer to the customer.”
Gartner Global Network Service Providers1 and Pan-European Network Service Providers2 Magic Quadrants are graphical representations of the marketplaces at and for a specific time period. They depict Gartner's analysis of how certain vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace, as defined by Gartner.
AT&T provides the broadest international coverage of any U.S. wireless provider, delivering voice service in more than 220 countries and data service in 200 countries. AT&T also offers voice and data roaming coverage on more than 140 major cruise ships, as well as 3G services in more than 125 countries. Additionally, the company has significantly increased the number of global Wi-Fi hotspots accessible through roaming agreements by nearly 40 percent since the beginning of 2009.