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Press Release -- January 11th, 2012
Source: AT&T

AT&T Positioned in Leaders Quadrant in Magic Quadrant for Asia/Pacific Network Service Providers’ Report

AT&T* today announced that the leading analyst firm Gartner, Inc. has positioned AT&T in the Leaders Quadrant of its “Magic Quadrant for Asia/Pacific Network Service Providers 2011 Report”1.

The Gartner Magic Quadrant report evaluates the global network service provider with networks in the Asia/Pacific region. The report assesses network service providers on their range of products/services, overall viability (business unit, financial, strategy, organization) and sales execution/pricing, among other criteria.

“We are honored to be recognized as a leader in the Magic Quadrant for Asia/Pacific Network Service Providers 2011 Report,” said Bernard Yee, vice president of AT&T Asia Pacific. “We believe the report is a testament to our leadership in the marketplace as AT&T has expanded its product portfolio in the past year, continued its investments in infrastructure, and improved significantly on service and support. We hope to further drive our leadership position by continuing to invest in business-focused networks, systems and applications and provide a globally consistent set of robust and highly-secure services to global multinational corporations in Asia Pacific.”

AT&T’s Asia-Pacific operations have been in place for more than 30 years, with extensive experience serving MNC customers in one of the most diverse regions in the world.  Recently, AT&T and China Telecom signed a strategic framework agreement to expand their existing relationship in order to deliver advanced global solutions to our customers. Last year, AT&T became the first foreign company to obtain a Multimedia Services Operator license in Indonesia.

1 Gartner, Magic Quadrant for Asia/Pacific Network Service Providers, To Chee Eng, Bjarne Munch, Vincent Fu, Kenshi Tazaki, December 13, 2011.

*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 2011 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, 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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