Formica Corporation Selects AT&T's Managed Integrated Voice and Data Solutions for Its American and Canadian Locations
International Surfacing Company Enhances Efficiency and Reliability With Single Network Services Provider
Cincinnati, Ohio, November 12, 2007
AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) has announced a new three-year $1.4 million contract to provide managed network solutions to Formica Corporation's North American and European operations. A global business leader in the surfacing materials industry, Formica Corporation has nearly 100 years of experience in developing and distributing laminate, metal, stone, veneer and other surface solutions throughout Asia, Europe and North America.
Under the agreement, AT&T will provide its Virtual Private Network (VPN) and Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) services to Formica Corporation's operations in Canada and the U.S. A long-standing client of network services in Europe, Formica Corporation's extension of its relationship with AT&T will increase its network efficiency and reliability among the company's manufacturing and distribution centers across the world.
As businesses become more reliant on Internet and private networks, AT&T's MPLS platform also provides Formica Corporation with seamless, high speed connectivity among its offices and enhanced disaster-recovery capabilities among the company's data centers in the U.K. and U.S.
In addition, Formica Corporation's network platform in the U.S. enables the use of AT&T Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) services. The next generation of converged communications services, VoIP will control Formica Corporation's operational expenses through an efficient unified network with high-quality voice communications connecting more than 3,800 manufacturing, sales and distribution employees.
"Throughout the past year, AT&T has shown its superiority in connectivity and network reliability," said Bipin PN, director of Technical Services, Formica Corporation. "Selecting AT&T's managed network solutions and advanced platform technology for our North American and European operations provides us increased efficiency with the ease of use from a single network provider."
As the company's communications needs continue to expand globally, AT&T's managed network solutions ensure a flexible backbone for optimized and increased network traffic. In addition, AT&T's advanced MPLS platform will support future video over Internet protocol applications for Formica Corporation.
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Formica Corporation is a global surfacing materials industry innovator that designs, manufactures and distributes a full range of surfacing products for commercial and residential applications, including Formica® Brand Laminate, Formica® Solid Surfacing, Formica Granite®, Formica® Stone Natural Quartz Surfacing, Formica® Veneer Premium Wood Surfacing and Formica® DecoMetal. Formica Corporation's headquarters are in Cincinnati, with offices throughout North America, Europe and Asia.
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