AT&T Selects Domain Network Equipment Supplier
Fujitsu Selected for Optical Transport Network and Metro & Core Transport Domains
Dallas, Texas, January 27, 2012
AT&T* today announced the selection of Fujitsu as one of its Domain Suppliers for optical and transport equipment for AT&T’s industry-leading IP-based network.
The multi-year selection covers equipment used to expand and maintain AT&T’s metropolitan and long-haul network infrastructure.
Financial terms of the supplier agreement are still being negotiated.
“After an extensive evaluation of multiple optical and transport equipment suppliers, we are pleased to extend our relationship with Fujitsu,” said Tim Harden, President of AT&T’s Supply Chain and Fleet Operations organization.
AT&T’s Domain Supplier program, launched in September 2009, facilitates a more collaborative relationship with AT&T’s equipment and software suppliers, enabling AT&T to have the best technologies in place to serve its customers. The program is also designed to ensure that the company’s network technology investment accelerates AT&T’s move toward a network that is well-equipped for the future.
Domain Suppliers will support AT&T in its continual efforts to innovate and invest in one of the world’s most advanced and powerful networks. AT&T’s IP backbone network carries more than 28.9 petabytes of traffic on an average business day and includes more than 917,000 route miles of fiber-optic cable. With continued mobile broadband growth and wired broadband usage, traffic on AT&T’s IP backbone network continues to grow year over year.