AT&T Positioned in the Leaders Quadrant of the Magic Quadrant for U.S. Wireless Service Providers
Dallas, Texas, August 27, 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 "Magic Quadrant for U.S. Wireless Service Providers, 2008" report.¹
According to Gartner, "this Magic Quadrant assesses suppliers of cellular-based wireless and mobile enterprise voice and data networking solutions in the U.S. This includes cellular voice, low and high speed data services (provided over wide-area cellular networks) and remote-access services. Enterprises typically purchased these services in two- to three-year contracts that include equipment, networking services and day-to-day operational support."
"In our opinion, AT&T's position in the Leaders Quadrant of the U.S. Wireless Service Providers report published by Gartner is testament to AT&T's leadership in this space, as more than 71.4 million customers across the United States rely on our wireless voice and data services," said Ralph de la Vega, president and CEO, AT&T Mobility.
To view the Gartner "Magic Quadrant for U.S. Wireless Service Providers," courtesy of AT&T, visit http://www.corp.att.com/awards/analysts/gartner.html.
¹Gartner "Magic Quadrant for U.S. Wireless Service Providers," by Phillip Redman, Michael J. King, Aug. 26, 2008
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The Magic Quadrant is copyrighted 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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