GeoVideo Networks(TM) Selects AT&T's ATM Network To Create Industry's First VPN for HDTV-Quality Video

Apr 23, 2001, 01:00 ET from AT&T

    BASKING RIDGE, N.J., /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- AT&T and
 GeoVideo Networks(TM), Inc. -- a leading video service provider -- announced
 today that GeoVideo has selected AT&T's Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM)
 Service to create the industry's first commercially available IP-enabled
 virtual private network for high-bandwidth video applications up to High
 Definition TV.
     Additionally, GeoVideo will join AT&T's Alliance Channel Program and will
 market AT&T's Data and IP services.  Terms of the agreement were not
 disclosed.
     GeoVideo's offerings -- targeted to corporate enterprises and professional
 media companies -- will network an array of real-time, multi-directional video
 applications, including production and post-production, face-to-face desktop
 conferencing, and large-scale corporate and public video installations.
 Offering guaranteed bandwidth and quality of service capabilities, GeoVideo
 will perform on-site systems integration allowing customers to transfer,
 manage and store their video assets.
     "We've looked at the capabilities of various network providers and AT&T's
 ATM service solidly demonstrated the QoS, scale and geographic coverage
 required for end-to-end real-time video delivery," said Clifford J. Schorer,
 chairman of GeoVideo Networks.  "Through our agreement with AT&T, GeoVideo
 will be able to offer cost-effective, reliable, broadcast-quality services for
 a wide range of customers who want to expand their enterprise networks with
 video applications."
     GeoVideo's service will use both the point-to-point and
 point-to-multipoint capabilities of AT&T's ATM service.  The AT&T ATM network
 has a number of unique features including IP traffic routing, Multi-Protocol
 Label Switching (MPLS) and multicast capabilities -- a technology which takes
 content from a single ATM virtual circuit and replicates it throughout the
 network for distribution to multiple end points.  AT&T's IP-Enabled ATM
 service recently won Network Magazine's 2001 Product of the Year Award in the
 carrier services category.
     "Providing businesses with the ability to create, manage and distribute
 their rich media assets is at the cornerstone of AT&T's Ecosystem for Media
 strategic initiative," said Ken Sichau, president of AT&T Business Sales.
 "GeoVideo's selection of AT&T demonstrates our commitment to fuel the growth
 of the professional and corporate video market.  We look forward to working
 with them as they combine the flexibility of our enterprise VPN services with
 the power of digital video."
     By joining AT&T's Alliance Channel Program, GeoVideo will now have the
 ability to market a wide variety of offerings within AT&T's Data and Internet
 Services portfolio including high-speed packet services, high-speed dedicated
 Internet access, hosting and VPN services.
 
     About AT&T
     AT&T (www.att.com) is among the world's premier voice, video and data
 communications companies, serving consumers, businesses and government.  AT&T
 has annual revenues of nearly $66 billion and 162,000 employees, and provides
 services to customers worldwide.  Backed by the research and development
 capabilities of AT&T Labs, the company runs the world's largest, most
 sophisticated communications network, is the largest cable operator in the
 U.S., and has one of the largest digital wireless networks in North America.
 The company is a leading supplier of data and Internet services for businesses
 and offers outsourcing, consulting and networking-integration to large
 businesses.  Concert, the AT&T/BT Global Venture, serves the communications
 needs of multinational companies and international carriers worldwide.
     In October 2000, AT&T announced a restructuring plan to create a family of
 four businesses, each operating under the "AT&T" brand, committed to uniform
 standards of quality.  Under the plan, which is expected to be completed in
 2002, each of these four businesses will become publicly held, trading as
 either a common stock or tracking stock.
 
     About GeoVideo Networks
     GeoVideo Networks, headquartered in New York City with offices in Los
 Angeles, is building a global fiber-optic network for the delivery of
 broadband Internet Protocol (IP) video and visual communications services for
 a wide range of business customers.  GeoVideo Networks is owned by the Lucent
 Technologies (NYSE:   LU) New Ventures Group, Thomas Weisel Partners, the Ocepek
 Group, Crest Communications Holdings, and East River Ventures.  For more
 information, please visit www.geovideo.net.
 
     The foregoing are "forward-looking statements" which are based on
 management's beliefs as well as on a number of assumptions concerning future
 events made by and information currently available to management.  Readers are
 cautioned not to put undue reliance on such forward-looking statements, which
 are not a guarantee of performance and are subject to a number of
 uncertainties and other factors, many of which are outside AT&T's control,
 that could cause actual results to differ materially from such statements.
 For a more detailed description of the factors that could cause such a
 difference, please see AT&T's filings with the Securities and Exchange
 Commission.  AT&T disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise
 any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future
 events or otherwise.  This information is presented solely to provide
 additional information to further understand the results of AT&T.
 
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    BASKING RIDGE, N.J., /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- AT&T and
 GeoVideo Networks(TM), Inc. -- a leading video service provider -- announced
 today that GeoVideo has selected AT&T's Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM)
 Service to create the industry's first commercially available IP-enabled
 virtual private network for high-bandwidth video applications up to High
 Definition TV.
     Additionally, GeoVideo will join AT&T's Alliance Channel Program and will
 market AT&T's Data and IP services.  Terms of the agreement were not
 disclosed.
     GeoVideo's offerings -- targeted to corporate enterprises and professional
 media companies -- will network an array of real-time, multi-directional video
 applications, including production and post-production, face-to-face desktop
 conferencing, and large-scale corporate and public video installations.
 Offering guaranteed bandwidth and quality of service capabilities, GeoVideo
 will perform on-site systems integration allowing customers to transfer,
 manage and store their video assets.
     "We've looked at the capabilities of various network providers and AT&T's
 ATM service solidly demonstrated the QoS, scale and geographic coverage
 required for end-to-end real-time video delivery," said Clifford J. Schorer,
 chairman of GeoVideo Networks.  "Through our agreement with AT&T, GeoVideo
 will be able to offer cost-effective, reliable, broadcast-quality services for
 a wide range of customers who want to expand their enterprise networks with
 video applications."
     GeoVideo's service will use both the point-to-point and
 point-to-multipoint capabilities of AT&T's ATM service.  The AT&T ATM network
 has a number of unique features including IP traffic routing, Multi-Protocol
 Label Switching (MPLS) and multicast capabilities -- a technology which takes
 content from a single ATM virtual circuit and replicates it throughout the
 network for distribution to multiple end points.  AT&T's IP-Enabled ATM
 service recently won Network Magazine's 2001 Product of the Year Award in the
 carrier services category.
     "Providing businesses with the ability to create, manage and distribute
 their rich media assets is at the cornerstone of AT&T's Ecosystem for Media
 strategic initiative," said Ken Sichau, president of AT&T Business Sales.
 "GeoVideo's selection of AT&T demonstrates our commitment to fuel the growth
 of the professional and corporate video market.  We look forward to working
 with them as they combine the flexibility of our enterprise VPN services with
 the power of digital video."
     By joining AT&T's Alliance Channel Program, GeoVideo will now have the
 ability to market a wide variety of offerings within AT&T's Data and Internet
 Services portfolio including high-speed packet services, high-speed dedicated
 Internet access, hosting and VPN services.
 
     About AT&T
     AT&T (www.att.com) is among the world's premier voice, video and data
 communications companies, serving consumers, businesses and government.  AT&T
 has annual revenues of nearly $66 billion and 162,000 employees, and provides
 services to customers worldwide.  Backed by the research and development
 capabilities of AT&T Labs, the company runs the world's largest, most
 sophisticated communications network, is the largest cable operator in the
 U.S., and has one of the largest digital wireless networks in North America.
 The company is a leading supplier of data and Internet services for businesses
 and offers outsourcing, consulting and networking-integration to large
 businesses.  Concert, the AT&T/BT Global Venture, serves the communications
 needs of multinational companies and international carriers worldwide.
     In October 2000, AT&T announced a restructuring plan to create a family of
 four businesses, each operating under the "AT&T" brand, committed to uniform
 standards of quality.  Under the plan, which is expected to be completed in
 2002, each of these four businesses will become publicly held, trading as
 either a common stock or tracking stock.
 
     About GeoVideo Networks
     GeoVideo Networks, headquartered in New York City with offices in Los
 Angeles, is building a global fiber-optic network for the delivery of
 broadband Internet Protocol (IP) video and visual communications services for
 a wide range of business customers.  GeoVideo Networks is owned by the Lucent
 Technologies (NYSE:   LU) New Ventures Group, Thomas Weisel Partners, the Ocepek
 Group, Crest Communications Holdings, and East River Ventures.  For more
 information, please visit www.geovideo.net.
 
     The foregoing are "forward-looking statements" which are based on
 management's beliefs as well as on a number of assumptions concerning future
 events made by and information currently available to management.  Readers are
 cautioned not to put undue reliance on such forward-looking statements, which
 are not a guarantee of performance and are subject to a number of
 uncertainties and other factors, many of which are outside AT&T's control,
 that could cause actual results to differ materially from such statements.
 For a more detailed description of the factors that could cause such a
 difference, please see AT&T's filings with the Securities and Exchange
 Commission.  AT&T disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise
 any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future
 events or otherwise.  This information is presented solely to provide
 additional information to further understand the results of AT&T.
 
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