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Renowned Analyst Firm Places AT&T in Leader's Quadrant in Web Conferencing

AT&T Also a Challenger in Unified Communications as a Service Magic Quadrant

Dallas, Texas, December 28, 2011

Following assessments of 12 U.S. service providers, Gartner industry analysts have named AT&T* to the Leaders Quadrant in its 2011 Web Conferencing Magic Quadrant report.1 Gartner also acknowledged AT&T as a “challenger” in a separate Magic Quadrant for Unified Communications as a Service, North America.2

In both Magic Quadrants, Gartner based its evaluations on the service providers’ “completeness of vision” and “ability to execute.”

AT&T’s web conferencing offer – AT&T Connect® – combines voice, web and video conferencing into a single collaboration tool for businesses of all sizes. Available on desktops as well as a variety of mobile operating systems, AT&T Connect has the power to unite workers across the globe in a flexible, easy-to-use environment.

“We feel that Gartner’s placement of AT&T in both of these reports well represents our commitment to providing our business customers with high-quality collaboration services,” said Shawn Conroy, Vice President of Voice, Collaboration and Unified Communications Services, AT&T Business Solutions. “Collaboration is essential for workplace productivity – and productivity is essential for success.”

According to Gartner, “Vendors in the Leaders quadrant demonstrate an ability to respond to customers' needs while having robust, scalable products with a wide range of features, a large installed base, acceptable financial performance and good distribution. Leaders are doing well today and are prepared for the future.

1Gartner, Magic Quadrant for Web Conferencing, David Mario Smith, December 5, 2011.

2Gartner, Magic Quadrant for Unified Communications as a Service, North America, Daniel O'Connell, Bern Elliot, December 7,2011.