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Interview: Bill Archer of AT&T
01 April 2008
Interview: US-based operator AT&T is to boost its spending on services for multinational enterprises this year. Bill Archer tells Alan Burkitt-Gray how the company decided on its priorities for the investment programme
Bill Archer: set the framework for where we want to take
our business in the future
At the beginning of March AT&T announced a plan to invest
$1 billion in strengthening its services for multinational
enterprises. This move represents a 33% rise on the group's
investment in the business sector for 2007 and will see
AT&T add capacity throughout the world, including
south-east Asia, Australia, India, the Middle East and the
The group is adding nodes in places such as Paris and Moscow,
Shanghai and Singapore, and Kuwait and New Delhi. Its ethernet
services will be expanded to 14 cities, including London,
Frankfurt and eight other European locations as well as Hong
Kong and other cities in the Asia Pacific region.
There will be new MPLS routers in Europe, Asia and the US, and
AT&T says it expects to have an ethernet footprint in 39
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