AT&T Positioned in the Leaders Quadrant of Magic Quadrant for U.S. Telecommunications Service Providers

Dallas, Texas, September 24, 2009


AT&T* today announced its position in the Leaders Quadrant in Gartner's "Magic Quadrant for U.S. Telecommunications Service Providers"1 2009 Report.

Gartner assessed the capabilities of U.S. Telecommunications Service Providers that offer wired, wireless or both services to the business market based on completeness of vision and ability to execute. Gartner recognized the providers' products and services, overall viability, sales execution, pricing, marketing execution, customer experience and operations; as well as market understanding, marketing strategy, sales strategy, product strategy and innovation.

According to the report, "Leaders have a full portfolio of voice and data products across both wires and wireless technologies, with frequent offerings of combined services, coupled with above-average service and support, focused-enterprise investment, strong sales support, competitive pricing and a driver in the market in terms of technology adoption, partnerships and on-time launches. They have a strong vision that includes internal innovation, an eye on joint ventures and partnerships and the ability to deliver a consistent product and message."

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*AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.

About the Magic Quadrant
The Magic Quadrant is copyrighted September 2009 by Gartner, Inc. and is 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.

About AT&T
AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) is a premier communications holding company. Its subsidiaries and affiliates – AT&T operating companies – are the providers of AT&T services in the United States and around the world. With a powerful array of network resources that includes the nation's fastest 3G network, AT&T is a leading provider of wireless, Wi-Fi, high speed Internet and voice services. AT&T offers the best wireless coverage worldwide, offering the most wireless phones that work in the most countries. It also offers advanced TV services under the AT&T U-verseSM and AT&T │ DIRECTVSM brands. The company's suite of IP-based business communications services is one of the most advanced in the world. In domestic markets, AT&T's Yellow Pages and YELLOWPAGES.COM organizations are known for their leadership in directory publishing and advertising sales. In 2009, AT&T again ranked No. 1 in the telecommunications industry on FORTUNE® magazine's list of the World's Most Admired Companies.

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1 Gartner's "Magic Quadrant for U.S. Telecommunications Service Providers" by Phillip Redman, Ted Chamberlin, Michael King, Robert Mason, September 23, 2009