Volex Improves Collaboration with AT&T Networking Services

Boston, Massachusetts, March 13, 2006

AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) today announced that it has won a three-year networking services contract from the Volex Group plc, a leading producer of electrical and electronic-cabling assemblies. Contract terms were not disclosed.

AT&T will deploy an Internet Protocol Virtual Private Network (IP VPN) integrating 21 corporate locations in the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific. The VPN provides secure high-speed data, voice and Internet access services.

"Previously, we linked our operational, manufacturing and sales locations through a number of different solutions from disparate providers, which made collaboration among different offices difficult," said Michael Tonino, global vice president of Information Technology for Volex. "With AT&T's VPN, we have an integrated common network to improve productivity and enhance teamwork among our employees, which in turn, improves service to our customers."

Through the secure AT&T BusinessDirect portal, Volex gains around-the-clock online access to real-time reports on network performance and direct connection to electronic billing and trouble management systems.

About Volex
Volex is one of the world's largest producers of electrical and electronic cable assemblies. With over thirty facilities located strategically in the major geographic markets of Europe, North and South America and Asia, the Volex Group provides global support to the world's leading producers of computers, telecommunications systems and networking devices. In addition, the Group builds products for consumer electronics and appliances, for transportation and for defence, aerospace and industrial applications.

About the New AT&T
AT&T Inc. is one of the world's largest telecommunications holding companies and is the largest in the United States. Operating globally under the AT&T brand, AT&T companies are recognized as the leading worldwide providers of IP-based communications services to business and as leading U.S. providers of high-speed DSL Internet, local and long-distance voice, and directory publishing and advertising services. AT&T Inc. holds a 60 percent ownership interest in Cingular Wireless, which is the No. 1 U.S. wireless services provider with more than 54 million wireless customers. Additional information about AT&T Inc. and AT&T products and services is available at www.TheNewATT.com.

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