AT&T Positioned in the Leaders Quadrant in Magic Quadrant for Managed and Professional Network Service Providers, North America
San Antonio, Texas, May 16, 2008
AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) today announced that leading industry analyst firm Gartner, Inc. has positioned AT&T in the Leaders Quadrant of its Managed and Professional Network Service Providers, North America¹ report.
The Gartner Magic Quadrant report is a guide for midsize businesses and large companies to identify and evaluate vendors that deliver IT services in support of connectivity and communications infrastructure (for example, Internet Protocol [IP] telephony hardware and software). The report assesses IT services providers on their product or service, overall viability, sales execution and pricing, among other criteria. Gartner defines managed and professional network services as, "multiyear, annuity-based agreements for network IT services in support of connectivity services and/or communications infrastructure. These include network and telecom expense management, network maintenance, network consulting, network development and integration, and network management."
"We are delighted with AT&T's position in the Leaders Quadrant of the Managed and Professional Network Service Providers in North America report published by Gartner. We believe this report reaffirms our continued investment in and commitment to a comprehensive portfolio that harnesses AT&T IP leadership and mobility capability to build a compelling business proposition for to our customers worldwide," said Ron Spears, AT&T president, Global Business Services.
Business customers benefit from AT&T's strong base of U.S. government contracts, business alliances and internal capabilities that have made AT&T a leading provider of network infrastructure for both voice and data. Enterprise business customers also benefit from AT&T's leadership in research and development, improved customer satisfaction for remote network operation services and comprehensive IT capabilities including data center and applications management.
To view the Gartner "Magic Quadrant for Managed and Professional Network Service Providers," report, compliments of AT&T, visit http://www.corp.att.com/awards/analysts/gartner.html.
¹ Gartner "Magic Quadrant for Managed and Professional Network Service Providers, North America" by E. Goodness, C. Tenneson, T. Chamberlin, D. O'Connell, May 14, 2008.
About the Magic Quadrant
The Magic Quadrant is copyrighted May 2008 by Gartner, Inc. and is reused with permission. The Magic Quadrant is a graphical representation of a marketplace at and for a specific time period. It depicts Gartner's analysis of how certain vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace, as defined by Gartner. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in the Magic Quadrant, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors placed in the "Leaders" quadrant. The Magic Quadrant is intended solely as a research tool, and is not meant to be a specific guide to action. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.
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