AT&T Business Solutions Positioned in Analyst Firm's Leaders Quadrant for Pan-European Network Service Providers

Dallas, Texas, December 18, 2008

AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) today announced that leading industry analyst firm Gartner, Inc. has positioned AT&T Business Solutions in the Leaders Quadrant in their latest report for Pan-European network service providers1.

The Gartner Magic Quadrant report is a guide for companies to identify and evaluate vendors that deliver IT services in support of connectivity and communications infrastructure - for example, Internet Protocol telephony hardware and software. The report assesses IT services providers on their product or service, overall viability, sales execution and pricing, among other criteria.

"We are delighted with our position in the Leaders Quadrant in the Pan European Network Service Providers report just published by Gartner. We believe this reaffirms our continued investment in and commitment to Europe. AT&T Business Solutions can provide a comprehensive portfolio of services that harnesses our IP leadership and mobility capabilities to deliver a compelling business proposition to our customers in Europe and around the globe," said Tom Regent, vice president for AT&T Business Solutions in EMEA.

“Our drive to seamlessly deliver high-quality managed application services across wired and wireless networks, with the quality, security and professional services our customers expect from AT&T Business Solutions, will continue to drive future enhancements to our core portfolio.”

In the United States and around the world AT&T Business Solutions delivers to the business marketplace innovative services designed to help customers manage the complexity of their applications across their enterprises and provide them to employees anywhere, any time.

AT&T Business Solutions was also listed in the recently published Leaders Quadrant for U.S. based network service providers2.

To view current recognition from Gartner including this Gartner report, visit

1 Gartner "Magic Quadrant for Pan-European Network Service Providers" by Neil Rickard, Katja Ruud, December 9, 2008

2Gartner “Magic Quadrant for U.S. Network Service Providers, 1H08 “ by T. Chamberlin, R. Mason, J. Pultz, April 2, 2008

About the Magic Quadrant
The Magic Quadrants are copyrighted December 2008 by Gartner, Inc. and are reused with permission. The Magic Quadrant is a graphical representation of a marketplace at and for a specific time period. It depicts Gartner's analysis of how certain vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace, as defined by Gartner. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in the Magic Quadrant, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors placed in the "Leaders" quadrant. The Magic Quadrant is intended solely as a research tool, and is not meant to be a specific guide to action. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

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