AT&T Provides New MPLS Network for Boeing
AT&T's Advanced Network Links 91 Boeing Locations Across the U.S. and the U.K.
Seattle, Washington, December 6, 2006
AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) announced today that a 91-location MPLS-based (Multiprotocol Label Switching) network using IP (Internet Protocol) connectivity has been built for The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA).
Under a recently completed three-year, multimillion-dollar contract, AT&T helped link 91 Boeing sites in North America and the United Kingdom by providing a new Virtual Private Network (VPN) to transport Boeing's data traffic. The effort stems from Boeing's companywide initiative to increase efficiencies and reduce costs. With AT&T, Boeing has consolidated its data centers and redesigned its WAN (Wide Area Network) to accommodate the increase in customer-generated traffic on the network.
The advanced and efficient routing capabilities of AT&T's MPLS technology provide Boeing with the flexibility to locate applications from any place, at any time and with improved performance on their critical applications. By maximizing the value of a single, flexible MPLS-based network, Boeing has reduced the cost of its network while increasing bandwidth, performance and functionality.
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About The Boeing Company
Boeing is the world's leading aerospace company and the largest manufacturer of commercial jetliners and military aircraft, with capabilities in rotorcraft, electronic and defense systems, missiles, satellites, launch vehicles and advanced information and communication systems. Boeing's reach extends to customers in 145 countries around the world, and it is one of the largest U.S. exporters in terms of sales. Headquartered in Chicago, Ill., Boeing employs more than 153,000 people in more than 67 countries. For more information on Boeing, visit www.boeing.com.
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