AT&T Named a Leader by Lead Analyst Firm in Telecommunications and Web Conferencing Magic Quadrants

Dallas, Texas, November 30, 2010

AT&T* today announced its position as a leader in two Gartner Magic Quadrants. AT&T has been recognized in this leading analyst firm’s 2010 reports as a leader in the Magic Quadrants for U.S. Telecommunications1 and Web Conferencing.2

Gartner U.S. Telecommunication and Web Conferencing Magic Quadrant are graphical representations of the marketplaces at and for a specific time period. They depict Gartner's analysis of how certain vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace, as defined by Gartner.

According to U.S. Telecommunications Service Provider report, “leaders have a full portfolio of voice and data products across wired and wireless technologies, with frequent offerings of combined services, coupled with average to above-average service and support, focused-enterprise investment, strong sales support, competitive pricing and a driver in the market in terms of technology adoption, partnerships and on-time launches. Leaders have a strong vision that includes internal and external innovation, an eye on joint ventures and partnerships, and the ability to deliver a consistent product and message.”1

This Magic Quadrant assessed the service capabilities of 10 U.S. telecommunication service providers that offer wired, wireless or both types of services based on their ability to execute and their completeness of vision.

AT&T believes these reports confirm its strong track record of continued investment in and commitment to a comprehensive portfolio of wired and wireless services. AT&T has one of the world’s most advanced and powerful global backbone networks, which carries 18.7 petabytes of data traffic on an average business day. Millions of customers, including global, national, midsize and regional business customers — as well as wholesale and government customers — rely on AT&T’s reliable integrated, high-quality and competitively priced services worldwide to drive business velocity.

1 Gartner, Inc., Magic Quadrant for U.S. Telecommunications Service Providers, 2010, Ted Chamberlin, Phillip Redman, November 3, 2010. 

2 Gartner, Inc., Magic Quadrant for Web Conferencing, David Mario Smith, November 4, 2010.

*AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.

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About AT&T
AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) is a premier communications holding company. Its subsidiaries and affiliates – AT&T operating companies – are the providers of AT&T services in the United States and around the world. With a powerful array of network resources that includes the nation’s fastest mobile broadband network, AT&T is a leading provider of wireless, Wi-Fi, high speed Internet and voice services. A leader in mobile broadband, AT&T also offers the best wireless coverage worldwide, offering the most wireless phones that work in the most countries. It also offers advanced TV services under the AT&T U-verse® and AT&T | DIRECTV brands. The company’s suite of IP-based business communications services is one of the most advanced in the world. In domestic markets, AT&T Advertising Solutions and AT&T Interactive are known for their leadership in local search and advertising. In 2010, AT&T again ranked among the 50 Most Admired Companies by FORTUNE® magazine.

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