Metso Renews Global IP Networking Contract with AT&T
San Antonio, Texas, June 25, 2007
Jyvaskyla, Finland — AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) has announced that Metso, a global engineering and technology corporation that serves customers in the industries of pulp and paper, energy, and rock-and-minerals processing, has renewed a global networking contract with AT&T. Under the terms of the new agreement, AT&T will now also provide Wi-Fi access as an extension to the Remote Access Service and global networking solution that links Metso's approximately 120 sites in 23 countries.
AT&T's Virtual Private Network (VPN) solution supports Metso's locations in Europe, North and South America, Africa and Asia Pacific and enables Metso to develop, deploy and easily relocate mission-critical, real-time applications on its corporate network. The network supports a broad array of applications, including e-mail, financial reporting, Web conferencing and several Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems.
Metso first selected AT&T as its global networking provider four years ago when it required more flexibility from the network to adapt and grow with new applications. Pauli Nuutinen, vice president-Corporate IT Services, commented that AT&T's Internet Protocol (IP)-based VPN solution had eliminated the need for constant network bandwidth provisioning to accommodate application changes and upgrades.
"The AT&T global network infrastructure has allowed us to implement, consolidate and upgrade a number of global business applications", said Nuutinen. "We are now looking to build value added services supporting our business's needs on top of existing network infrastructure"
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Metso is a global engineering and technology corporation with 2006 net sales of approximately EUR 5 billion. Its 25,500 employees in more than 50 countries serve customers in the pulp and paper industry, rock and minerals processing, the energy industry and selected other industries. www.metso.com.
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