AT&T Selected by Worldspan to Help Deliver Faster, More Reliable and More Accurate Online Travel Services
Atlanta, Georgia, August 24, 2006
AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) announced today an expanded contract with Worldspan, L.P. to help the global travel technology provider deliver faster, more reliable and more efficient online travel services to its customers. Globally, Worldspan is the largest transaction processor for online travel agencies, reporting a 58 percent share of the processing of all global distribution system online air transactions.
AT&T's solution combines a physically diverse infrastructure with intelligent route control technology to dynamically identify the optimal path for Worldspan's internet applications, improving the performance and reliability of Worldspan's online data services. As a result, Worldspan can better manage and direct its online traffic, enabling Worldspan's customers to access its services with increased speed and accuracy.
"Our AT&T network options give us the security and the high level of efficiency that we need in order to operate in the incredibly fast-paced and competitive online marketplace," said Kelly Higgins, vice president of Network and e-Commerce Systems for Worldspan. "By leveraging AT&T's scalable global network, we also have the reliability we need to keep Worldspan at the forefront of the e-commerce business."
Using its AT&T network, Worldspan will continue to provide the largest travel Web sites with superior access to the inventories, reservations and ticketing of travel suppliers worldwide. Note: This AT&T release and other news announcements are available as part of an RSS feed at www.att.com/rss.
About Worldspan, L.P.
Worldspan is a leader in travel technology services for travel suppliers, travel agencies, e-commerce sites and corporations worldwide. Utilizing some of the fastest, most flexible and efficient networks and computing technologies, Worldspan provides comprehensive electronic data services linking approximately 700 travel suppliers around the world to a global customer base. Worldspan offers industry-leading Fares and Pricing technology such as Worldspan e-Pricing®, hosting solutions, and customized travel products. Worldspan enables travel suppliers, distributors and corporations to reduce costs and increase productivity with technology like Worldspan Go!® and Worldspan Trip Manager® XE. Worldspan is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. Additional information is available at www.worldspan.com.
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 57.3 million wireless customers. Additional information about AT&T Inc. and AT&T products and services is available at www.att.com.
Worldspan Forward-Looking Statement
Statements in this release and any exhibits hereto which are not purely historical facts, including statements about forecasted financial projections or other statements about anticipations, beliefs, expectations, hopes, intentions or strategies for the future, may be forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. All forward-looking statements are based upon information available to Worldspan, L.P. ("the Company") on the date this release was submitted. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. Any forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual events or results to differ materially from the events or results described in the forward-looking statements, including, but not limited to, risks and uncertainties related to: the Company's revenue being highly dependent on the travel and transportation industries; airlines limiting their participation in travel marketing and distribution services; airlines altering their content or changing the pricing of such content; or other changes within, or that may affect the travel industry or the Company. More information on potential risks and uncertainties is available in the Company's recent filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the Company's annual Form 10-K report, Forms 10-Q, Forms 8-K and Form S-4.
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