Multinational Companies To Benefit As AT&T Expands Reach Of Services In India

Multinational Companies To Benefit As AT&T Expands Reach Of Services In India

Agreement with Bharti Airtel Enhances Connectivity for Multinationals

PR Newswire

NEW DELHI, Dec. 5, 2013

NEW DELHI, Dec. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Multinational companies (MNC) in India
now have greater access to advanced networking solutions, thanks to a new
strategic agreement between AT&T* and Bharti Airtel. This major agreement
demonstrates AT&T's global strategy to support its MNC customers wherever
their business takes them.

AT&T already has eight nodes in Delhi / National Capital Region, Bangalore,
Mumbai, Chennai and Hyderabad. Under the Network-to-Network Interconnect (NNI)
agreement, AT&T customers have access to more than 100 cities across India via
Bharti Airtel's more than 130 Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)-enabled IP
Network nodes. This lets multinational customers enjoy:

  oEnd-to-end fully managed MPLS capabilities. It will offer consistent AT&T
    services from wherever they work in India, from the first-tier cities
    covered by AT&T's existing network to all of the nation's key smaller
    cities and high-growth areas.
  oA cost-effective, thorough and strong network. They can also expand their
    global MPLS virtual private networks (VPNs) to locations across India.
  oConsistent performance across all sites and a single point of contact for
    service-level agreement (SLA) management.
  oEasy contracting and billing.

"AT&T's goal is to give customers the same experience whether they are
expanding into India or internationally from India," said Roman Pacewicz, AT&T
Business Solutions senior vice president of marketing and global strategy.
"Our agreement with Bharti Airtel brings together two of the world's largest
telecommunications companies to better serve customers across India with
high-quality services that help multinationals be more productive and

AT&T has been present in India for more than 25 years. With network facilities
across the country and the new NNI interconnections with the Bharti Airtel
network, it offers enhanced VPN services and solutions to its enterprise
customers in India, including MNCs. The network in India connects with the
IP-based AT&T Global Network to allow access to consistent, reliable and
secure services. AT&T services worldwide include network consulting, design
and implementation, unified communications, managed VPNs, global managed
mobility, managed security services and co-location services, among others.

*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 AT&T
AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) 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 internationally. With a powerful array of network resources that includes
the nation's fastest and most reliable 4G LTE network, AT&T is a leading
provider of wireless, Wi-Fi, high speed Internet, voice and cloud-based
services. A leader in mobile Internet, 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 service with the AT&T
U-verse^® brand. The company's suite of IP-based business communications
services is one of the most advanced in the world.

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About Bharti Airtel
Bharti Airtel Limited is a leading global telecommunications company with
operations in 20 countries across Asia and Africa. Headquartered in New Delhi,
India, the company ranks amongst the top four mobile service providers
globally in terms of subscribers. In India, the company's product offerings
include 2G, 3G and 4G wireless services, mobile commerce, fixed-line services,
high-speed DSL broadband, IPTV, DTH and enterprise services, including
national and international long distance services to carriers. Elsewhere in
the world, it offers 2G, 3G wireless services and mobile commerce. Bharti
Airtel had over 277 million customers across its operations at the end of
September 2013.

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