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

Dallas, Texas, January 28, 2009


AT&T Business Solutions today announced that leading industry analyst firm Gartner, Inc. has positioned it in the Leaders Quadrant in their latest report for global network service providers¹.

The Gartner Magic Quadrant report offers a visual snapshot of a market's direction, maturity and participants. In the report, Gartner evaluates vendors of global network service providers on the basis of completeness of vision and ability to execute.

AT&T Business Solutions was also positioned in the Leaders Quadrant in the recently published reports for Pan European² and U.S. based³ network service providers.

"We are delighted with our position in the Leaders Quadrant in the Global, Pan European and U.S. based Network Service Providers reports. We believe this reaffirms our continued investment in and commitment to the global marketplace. AT&T Business Solutions provides a comprehensive portfolio of services that harnesses our IP leadership and mobility capabilities to deliver compelling business solutions to our customers around the globe," said Ron Spears, CEO, AT&T Business Solutions.

"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.

¹Gartner "Magic Quadrant for Global Network Service Providers" by Neil Rickard, Robert F. Mason January 23, 2009
²Gartner "Magic Quadrant for Pan-European Network Service Providers" by Neil Rickard, Katja Ruud, December 9, 2008
³Gartner "Magic Quadrant for U.S. Network Service Providers, 1H08 " by T. Chamberlin, R. Mason, J. Pultz, April 2, 2008

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