AT&T Expands Contract With LA Weight Loss Centers, Inc.
AT&T Voice and Network Services Will Support the Weight Loss Company's New E-Business Strategy
Horsham, Pennsylvania, February 15, 2007
AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) today announced that LA Weight Loss Centers, Inc. has renewed and expanded its contract with AT&T for network and voice services. These services will allow LA Weight Loss to provide new, innovative tools, such as an e-commerce Web site, to assist its customers with its personalized weight-loss programs.
The multiyear agreement, valued at $7 million, includes the installation of Private Network Transport (PNT), Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) technology and managed routers, as well as a renewed Local and Long Distance voice contract including RouteIt and Internet Cache Protocol (ICP) features. The contract provides LA Weight Loss with a scalable solution, facilitating marketing and sales efforts at its nearly 400 corporate locations in the United States.
"We are pleased to expand our relationship with AT&T to support our company growth," said John Janthor, vice president, Information Technology for LA Weight Loss Centers, Inc. "AT&T's new networking solution will provide significantly more bandwidth and improved functionality to support our business and technical needs."
In order to maintain its leadership position in the industry, LA Weight Loss required an upgraded network with increased capacity and functionality. The PNT service will provide LA Weight Loss with flexibility and scalability to help control product inventory and distribution, as well as to support personalized order fulfillment for its customer base. In addition, it will support the company's future plan to implement Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP).
"LA Weight Loss is dedicated to helping our clients achieve their individual goals of looking great and feeling healthy," added Rob Lepre, technology services manager of LA Weight Loss Centers, Inc. "The technology solutions delivered by AT&T will allow us to implement new programs and to provide excellent customer care to help our clients every step of the way."
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About LA Weight Loss Centers Inc.
The L A Weight Loss team is dedicated to providing the healthiest, most satisfying and most results-driven weight loss experience available today.
With over 900 locations worldwide, including centers in the U.S., Canada, Costa Rica, Puerto-Rico, Australia and more, LA Weight Loss is the fastest growing center-based weight loss company in the world. LA Weight Loss has helped over one million clients worldwide to achieve their weight loss goals and finally live the healthy, high-energy lifestyle they've dreamed of. The company's exclusively designed combination of healthy, well-balanced real foods, customized menu plans and weekly one-on-one counseling makes LA Weight Loss one of the most sought-after programs in the weight loss industry today.
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