AT&T Extends Relationship with Marriott International
Washington, District of Columbia, June 8, 2006
AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) announced today that it has extended and expanded its relationship with Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE:MAR) to provide a comprehensive range of innovative network services to support the company's nearly 2,800 locations worldwide. AT&T's services include global voice, teleconferencing, calling card, data, and network and managed Internet solutions. Specific details of the contract were not disclosed.
AT&T developed a scalable IP-based network that enables faster, more reliable unified communications across Marriott locations worldwide. In addition, AT&T's Managed Internet Service (MIS) provides Marriott with Internet access backed by world-class customer support, around-the-clock management and industry-acclaimed service availability.
"Marriott is dedicated to providing a high-level of personalized services for our guests and high-quality solutions for our owners and franchisees in support of hotel operations," said Wendell Fox, senior vice president, Information Resources Shared Services and North American Global Field Services for Marriott. "We value the network support that AT&T offers us, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, so that we can focus on our guests', owners' and franchisees' experiences."
"We are committed to meeting the evolving telecommunications needs of global companies such as Marriott," said Ronald Spears, senior vice president of Business Sales, AT&T Global Services. "AT&T custom-designed the suite of services for Marriott to support three major needs for the company: the delivery of exceptional guest experiences, increased business efficiency and reduction of network costs."
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 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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