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AT&T to invest US$1 billion in deploying services for businesses

Anuradha Shukla | May 24, 2011
Significant investment in cloud-based, mobility and network sourcing solutions in 2011.

AT&T has announced its plans to deploy global network-based cloud, mobility and network sourcing solutions to companies across a range of industries.

The telecommunications giant will invest about US$1 billion this year in response to demand for solutions that are designed to significantly improve productivity and efficiency as well as cut down costs.

AT&T says this US$1 billion investment is part of its previously announced planned

US$19 billion capital budget for 2011.

This investment will be used to deploy next-generation services for businesses of all sizes including the small firms and the large and sophisticated multinational companies in the world.

Over the coming months, AT&T will invest in areas such as enterprise mobility applications and cloud/as-a-service enhancements. It will also roll out platforms, systems and e-capabilities that are expected to automate, enhance and simplify business customers' experience and support. 

Transformative services

Specifically, AT&T aims to invest in companies, government agencies and institutions in industries such as manufacturing, retail, hospitality, healthcare and automotive.

"We continue to invest significantly in cloud-based, mobility and network sourcing solutions because customers are increasingly recognising that transformative services like these increase productivity, improve operational effectiveness and lower costs," said John Stankey, president and CEO of AT&T Business Solutions.

Elaborating further on its 2011 investment initiatives for business customers, AT&T says that it added 1.6 million emerging devices in the first quarter of this year.

It also embedded cloud capabilities directly into its network and has focused investment in business-focused networks, systems and applications. The company intends to continue accelerating the delivery of innovative wireless, cloud-based and networking services and applications for the healthcare industry.


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