AT&T and Cisco: A Bandwidth Bonanza

The two telecoms have cemented a deal in which AT&T will buy core routers from Cisco to upgrade its communications network. It's great news for Cisco

When AT&T went shopping for high-tech gear to soup up its communications network with advanced video, broadband, and voice services, it turned to long-time supplier Cisco Systems (CSCO). On Dec. 10 the nation's largest telco announced a deal that could be worth up to $500 million to Cisco over the lifetime of the upgraded AT&T network, according to Jim Kelleher, an analyst at Argus Research.

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