AT&T selects Alcatel-Lucent, Cisco, and Juniper Networks as IP/MPLS/Ethernet/evolved packet domain suppliers

AUGUST 1, 2010 -- AT&T (NYSE:T) has selected Alcatel-Lucent, Cisco, and Juniper Networks as its domain suppliers for IP/MPLS/Ethernet/evolved packet core equipment for its IP-based network.

AUGUST 1, 2010 -- AT&T (NYSE:T) has selected Alcatel-Lucent, Cisco, and Juniper Networks as its domain suppliers for IP/MPLS/Ethernet/evolved packet core equipment for its IP-based network.

The multi-year selection covers equipment used to route and forward IP packet traffic (voice, video, and data) through AT&T’s network. Financial terms of the agreements with the suppliers were not disclosed.

“After conducting an extensive review of multiple IP/MPLS/Ethernet/evolved packet core equipment suppliers, we’re pleased to extend longstanding relationships with Alcatel-Lucent, Cisco, and Juniper Networks,” said Tim Harden, president of AT&T’s Supply Chain and Fleet Operations organization. “AT&T’s selection of these three industry-leading suppliers as domain suppliers showcases our ongoing commitment to meet the quality expectations of our customers today, while preparing for the demands of tomorrow.”

AT&T’s Domain Supplier program, launched in September 2009, is designed to facilitate a more collaborative relationship with its equipment and software suppliers. The program is also designed to ensure that the company’s network technology investment accelerates AT&T’s move toward a network that is well-equipped for the future.

The AT&T says its network carries 18.7 petabytes of IP and data traffic on an average business day. This traffic volume has doubled over the last four years. The network includes more than 880,000 route miles of fiber-optic cable.

AT&T in January announced total 2010 capital expenditures are expected to be between $18 billion and $19 billion.

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