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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

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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 Caribbean.
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 countries by...