AT&T Delivers Communications and Networking Efficiency for AirTran Airways
AT&T Helps Leading Low-Cost Airline Enhance the Speed and Efficiency of Voice and Data Communications Nationwide
Orlando, Florida, March 11, 2008
AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) today announced a two-year $4 million contract with AirTran Airways (NYSE: AAI). The contract extends AT&T's OneNet voice solution and Virtual Private Network (VPN) services to 45 of AirTran Airways' locations nationwide, including four call centers and 41 remote airport stations.
The AT&T OneNet solution gives AirTran Airways a bundled set of voice service capabilities, including long distance, local and toll-free calling. The AT&T VPN services will enable AirTran to leverage Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) technology to prioritize business-critical data traveling over the AT&T network, including video transmissions and Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP).
"This AT&T solution will help us build a number of efficiencies into our business communications," said Rocky Wiggins, senior vice president and chief information officer, AirTran Airways. "The OneNet voice service will allow us to better balance the load of calls distributed to our busy call centers, and the MPLS-enabled network services will give priority to vital data we can't afford to have moving slowly among our locations."
In addition to moving data traffic more efficiently, the MPLS-enabled network services will provide more bandwidth to support AirTran Airways' applications for both employees and customers.
This new contract adds to an existing agreement with AT&T for wireless services at AirTran's outstations across North America.
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