AT&T Recognized by Independent Research Firm as a Leader in Domestic North American Managed MPLS Services

Dallas, Texas, October 17, 2008

AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) today announced that the independent research firm Forrester rated it as a leader in an evaluation of managed multiprotocol label switching (MPLS) services providers in The Forrester Wave™ Domestic North American Managed MPLS Services, Q4 2008 (October 2008) report. The report states, "AT&T leads its U.S. peers in operations support strength, domestic network scale, and access breadth and depth."

In extensive evaluations of leading telecommunications services providers, the reports notes, that AT&T, "has the greatest market presence, including the largest domestic managed MPLS customer base and revenues. It also has the strongest sales capabilities of any North American provider."

"We are pleased to be recognized as a leader in The Forrester Wave's report on managed MPLS services," said Dale McHenry, vice president, Enterprise Networking, AT&T. "We continue to work very hard to deliver the most sophisticated IP-based MPLS services in the industry that drive real value for all of our customers."

To prepare The Forrester Wave: Domestic North American Managed MPLS Services, Q4 2008 report, Forrester conducted primary research to develop a list of vendors that met its criteria to be evaluated for their MPLS services. Vendors were selected according to product and service fit, customer success and Forrester client demand. Forrester then evaluated the lead vendors according to criteria it had developed after examining user needs and conducting vendor and expert interviews. That criteria included areas such as the current MPLS offering, strategy, MPLS services presence, momentum and commitment to managed MPLS service as an avenue of growth¹.

¹ "The Forrester Wave Domestic North American Managed MPLS Services, Q4 2008," by Lisa Pierce and Brownlee Thomas, Ph.D., October. 2008

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