AT&T Wins $3.6 Million Networking Contract from Skanska USA Building Inc.
Parsippany, New Jersey, May 10, 2006
AT&T Inc. has been awarded a two-year, $3.6 million contract to implement an Internet Protocol-based (IP-based) network for Skanska USA Building Inc., a national leader in the commercial construction industry.
Under the contract, AT&T will design and deploy an IP network that standardizes voice services and features across 25 Skanska sites nationwide. Skanska employees will enjoy increased mobility between locations as well as advanced video-conferencing capabilities. The AT&T solution leverages Multi-Protocol Label Switching (MPLS) technology that prioritizes network traffic, ensuring quality voice calls, uninterrupted communications and business continuity.
"AT&T is providing us with reliable, secure and flexible means to seamlessly connect our staff, regardless of their location," said Chris Stockley, senior vice president and chief information officer of Skanska. "The solution is easy to manage and will significantly increase our productivity and customer service."
By leveraging the secure AT&T BusinessDirect® portal, Skanska also will have online access to tools that provide real-time reports on network performance and direct access to billing, ordering, status, inventory and trouble management systems. Yankee Group recently named AT&T BusinessDirect best enterprise customer portal for the second consecutive year for providing customers with the strongest online support and services experience in the industry (Source: Yankee Group, Business E-Portals Continue to Evolve to Meet Enterprise Customer Needs, April 2006).
About Skanska USA
Skanska USA Building Inc. is a leading national and local provider of construction, pre-construction consulting, general contracting and design-build services to a broad range of U.S. industries including life sciences, healthcare, education, high-tech, aviation, transportation and sports and entertainment. Skanska USA Building Inc. also provides pharmaceutical validation services to clients. The company, part of the Skanska AB global group of companies, is headquartered in Parsippany, New Jersey, and has approximately 4,100 employees. For more information, visit www.skanskausa.com.
About the New AT&T
AT&T Inc. is one of the world's largest telecommunications holding companies and is the largest in the United States. Operating globally under the AT&T brand, AT&T companies are recognized as the leading worldwide providers of IP-based communications services to business and as leading U.S. providers of high-speed DSL Internet, local and long distance voice, and directory publishing and advertising services. AT&T Inc. holds a 60 percent ownership interest in Cingular Wireless, which is the No. 1 U.S. wireless services provider with more than 55.8 million wireless customers. Additional information about AT&T Inc. and AT&T products and services is available at www.att.com.
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