AT&T (NYSE:T) says it will earmark nearly $10 billion in 2016 – almost half of the $22 billion in capex it expects to spend this year – to improve its worldwide business services delivery capabilities. The carrier says the money will go toward expanding its "innovative platforms" as well as offering new services in new markets.
Major projects within the initiative include:
- Upgrading its capabilities in Mexico. AT&T says it will integrate more than 6,000 km of fiber-optic network infrastructure that currently supports wireless operations into the AT&T wireline network. It also will enhance these assets by investing in additional global network nodes and add hundreds of sellers focused on selling business offerings in Mexico. These efforts will be in addition to the $3 billion announced last year to extend mobile Internet service in the country.
- Worldwide, AT&T says it will improve wired and wireless connectivity; expand the availability and feature set of its Network on Demand offerings; improve its dedicated Internet of Things (IoT) networks in Europe and the U.S. to connect more industries; roll out new features for its AT&T NetBond offering as well as extend secure connections to more cloud providers and expand in Asia-Pacific, EMEA, U.S., and Canada; launch additional security features; and expand its Collaboration Solutions business.
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