AT&T Wholesale Receives Frost & Sullivan's 2007 Company of the Year Award
San Antonio, Texas, January 17, 2007
AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) today announced that the AT&T Wholesale organization has received the 2007 North American Wholesale Business Services Company of the Year Award from Frost & Sullivan, a global growth consulting company. The Company of the Year Award is presented each year to the company that has demonstrated excellence within its industry.
The AT&T Wholesale organization earned the 2007 Company of the Year Award for its leadership in product innovation and market advancement. The selection process included interviews with all the market participants, customers, and suppliers, along with extensive secondary and technology research. AT&T's efforts were analyzed based on the number of new customers, new segments and commitment to business expansion, coupled with market growth.
"Wholesale customers are looking to providers for quality network performance," said Maria Zeppetella, senior analyst in the Telecommunications Services group at Frost & Sullivan. "AT&T has an extremely broad and successful line of wholesale data services. AT&T is well-positioned for continued success as a reliable provider of leading edge technologies and services."
AT&T was also recognized for its market potential, contributed technology innovations in the wholesale market, and for its proof of success in executing market strategy and revenue growth.
"We are coming off of an exceptionally strong year in 2006, and this recognition marks an excellent start to the new year," said Sherry Charles, vice president, AT&T Wholesale Marketing, AT&T Enterprise Services, Inc. "This award is a testament to the strength of the AT&T network, as well as our ability to provide quality value-added services to each of our customer segments. We are honored to receive this prestigious award and will continue to execute our market strategy to best serve our wholesale customers."
As a leading provider of wholesale services, AT&T provides complete end-to-end solutions locally and globally for carriers, wireless operators, cable providers, systems integrators, Internet service providers and content providers. The company helps businesses grow by extending their footprint, strengthening their network infrastructure, making their internal business operations more efficient and complementing their existing offers with value-added application services.
The AT&T Wholesale organization offers customers a seamless way of doing business around the globe. Whether customers are in San Antonio or Shanghai, they will experience consistent quality, reliability and simplicity. AT&T's award-winning network supports the convergence of voice, data, and video and extends wholesale customers' global reach. Wholesale customers can easily purchase from AT&T's broad portfolio of innovative and customized solutions to meet their needs.
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