AT&T Announces New Contract with Aviation Consultants SH&E, Inc.

Aviation Consulting Firm Connects Nine Locations With AT&T Global Networking Services

New York, New York, March 16, 2007

AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) today announced a new contract with Simat, Helliesen and Eichner, Inc (SH&E), an aviation consulting firm dedicated to air transportation with headquarters in New York and nine U.S. locations. Under the terms of the contract, AT&T will serve as the primary networking services provider, delivering AT&T Enterprise Hosting Services and AT&T MPLS Virtual Private Network (VPN) Services companywide.

AT&T Enterprise Hosting Services will help ensure the accessibility and availability of SH&E's critical data and applications. AT&T VPN services are fully managed network-based solutions provisioned on the AT&T IP Network and will provide SH&E the necessary bandwidth to support its various locations. In addition, the network will enable unified, real-time communications across its system regardless of geographic placement.

This solution, which aligns with AT&T's customer-focused convergence strategy, will connect the company headquarters with each of its remote facilities, resulting in increased efficiency and rapid response to customers. The expanded bandwidth and added redundancy of AT&T's fully meshed network will provide SH&E with long-term scalability as well as network services capable of supporting future applications of advanced technologies.

"We needed a provider capable of providing global network services," said Richard Ridolfo, chief information officer of SH&E, Inc. "The solution delivered by AT&T will provide us with robust and reliable real-time communications services and allow us to focus our efforts on the most important aspect of our business — our customers."

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About SH&E
Simat, Helliesen and Eichner, Inc. (SH&E) was formed in 1963 to provide management assistance, expert counsel, and research regarding operations, economics, and finance of airlines and aviation-related industries. Committed to objective analysis, extensive in-house industry expertise, and its strategic advisory capability, SH&E delivers strong client value, managing more projects than any other consulting firm of its type. For more information, please visit

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