DALLAS, Jan. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- AT&T* today announced that it is turning up its network solutions for global companies looking to expand operations in China by delivering the enhanced network capabilities needed to improve communications between China, the United States and the rest of the world.
Today's announcement marks a major milestone for the network solutions investments of AT&T and China Telecom, which in late 2011 signed a strategic framework agreement to deliver advanced global solutions to multinational companies. The two companies have worked to ensure that their networks and support systems meet the growing enterprise demand for global services.
The implementation of the strategic framework agreement helps enable AT&T to now deliver an expanded range of business-critical services – including Virtual Private Network (VPN), Ethernet and unified communication solutions. Customers are expected to experience higher performance levels, lower latency and richer features.
The new network solutions with China Telecom also increase the geographic reach of services that AT&T can deliver. AT&T has a long-standing presence in China and extensive experience meeting the local needs of its international customers. In 2000, AT&T and China Telecom formed a joint venture Shanghai Symphony Telecommunications Co. Ltd. (SST).
Meanwhile, China Telecom and AT&T have implemented an NNI (Network to Network Interconnect) in New York and San Jose in the US, which allows China Telecom to expand its Ethernet and MPLS service coverage into the U.S. and other parts of the world to serve a growing number of Chinese enterprises.
AT&T is also working closely with China Telecom to automate inter-carrier processes needed to provision and support customer services.
AT&T is already providing global solutions to companies like IBM and Eaton which have substantial operations in China, a country where 490 of the Fortune 500 already do business.
AT&T's bilateral agreement with China Telecom is a key component of its strategy to serve multinational companies as they expand their businesses globally. AT&T has similar agreements with other carriers around the world.
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