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Press Release -- December 13th, 2011
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Analyst Firm Recognizes AT&T as a Leading U.S. Telecommunications Provider

AT&T Also Recognized as a Leading Provider for Managed Security Services

Dallas, Texas, December 13, 2011

With more than 100 years of experience in telecommunications, AT&T* continues to offer premier services. Leading analyst firm Gartner Inc. today named AT&T a Leader in its 2011 Magic Quadrant for U.S. Telecommunications Service Providers.**

To determine positions in this Magic Quadrant, Gartner assessed nine different providers on their “completeness of vision” and “ability to execute.” The analysts took into account factors such as financial stability, global reach, wireless network coverage, wireline offerings and service pricing.

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

“We see AT&T’s placement in the Leaders Quadrant as a testament to our long history of excellence in telecommunications,” said Kevin Peters, Chief Marketing Officer, AT&T Business Solutions. “Over the years, our offerings have evolved from basic telephone services to advanced solutions, allowing us to continually meet and exceed customers’ expectations.”

AT&T was also featured in Gartner’s report, Critical Capabilities for U.S. Telecom Services***, which explores the key points of differentiation among key telecom service providers.

North America Managed Security Service Provider (MSSP) Magic Quadrant

AT&T was also named a Leader in the 2011 North America MSSP Magic Quadrant Report****.

AT&T offers a wide range of security services, availability and recovery services that provide integrated business continuity and security solutions to support complex networking environments. These services help organizations design, deploy, manage and evolve networks, systems and applications that are reliable and contain security features designed to help protect against cyber attacks and business interruptions. AT&T security solutions start within its global network and extend to customers and their applications.

Visit www.att.com/business for more information on AT&T’s solutions for businesses.

**Gartner, Inc., Magic Quadrant for U.S. Telecommunications Service Providers, 2011 Robert F. Mason, Phillip Redman, Ted Chamberlin, December 5, 2011.
***Gartner, Inc. Critical Capabilities for U.S. Telecom Services, Phillip Redman, Ted Chamberlin, Robert F. Mason, December 6, 2011.
****Gartner, Inc. Magic Quadrant for MSSPs, North America, Kelly M. Kavanagh, John Pescatore, November 28, 2011.

About the Magic Quadrant

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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 AT&T
AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T, news, filings) is a premier communications holding company and one of the most honored companies in the world. 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 mobile broadband network, AT&T is a leading provider of wireless, Wi-Fi, high speed Internet, voice and cloud-based services. A leader in mobile broadband and emerging 4G capabilities, AT&T also offers the best wireless coverage worldwide of any U.S. carrier, offering the most wireless phones that work in the most countries. It also offers advanced TV services under the AT&T U-verse® and AT&T | DIRECTV 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 Advertising Solutions and AT&T Interactive are known for their leadership in local search and advertising.

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