Munich, Germany (ots/PRNewswire)
- Networking Solution Supports Global Siemens Network eXchange
AT&T announced today it has won a $174 million global networking
contract from Siemens AG, one of the world's leading manufacturing
and technology providers.
The four-year contract extends and expands a long-standing
relationship between the two companies. AT&T is Siemens' primary
networking services provider in North and South America, Asia
Pacific, the Middle East, Africa and parts of Europe, providing a
standardised 800-plus node network-based Internet Protocol Virtual
Private Network (IP VPN) solution to the global Siemens organisation.
Under the terms of the new agreement, AT&T is delivering an
integrated solution supporting Siemens' Network eXchange (SNX)
strategy, leveraging the full capability and global seamless reach of
the AT&T Private IP Services family.
"AT&T's support and understanding of our complex networking
requirements, backed by their robust global network and the good
business relationship between the two companies, have been the key
success factors" said Volkhart P. Matthäus, head of the Siemens
Corporate Information Office (CIO). "As a technology leader, the
corporate network is at the heart of our business. We rely on the
proven, very advanced services to support our global businesses."
The Siemens Network eXchange (SNX) is Siemens' next generation
network infrastructure, establishing the foundation for a new
enterprise communication model across Siemens and its business
partners. AT&T has responded to Siemens requirements with a managed
IP VPN solution, based on AT&T's global MPLS platform.
AT&T will provide Siemens with a simple and effective management
framework, using AT&T's award-winning BusinessDirect (TM) web portal.
"Siemens' key objectives for its infrastructure, namely flexibility,
predictable and reliable performance, and cost efficiency, are fully
met by AT&T's services", said Edmundo Ruiz, Vice-President CIO for
Infrastructure at Siemens. "The AT&T BusinessDirect portal is
allowing our community to interact directly with AT&T for the
day-to-day management of the network, enabling our corporate CIO team
to perform its governance role with instantaneous access to the
information it needs."
"We are delighted that Siemens has chosen our services in support
of their SNX strategy" said Chris Rooney, Sales President for AT&T.
"It further demonstrates the strength behind the seamless integration
of AT&T's feature-rich service portfolio, true global reach and
unparalleled track record in managing worldwide implementations and
in providing a comprehensive solution for our customers."
For more than 125 years, AT&T (NYSE "T") has been known for
unparalleled quality and reliability in communications. Backed by the
research and development capabilities of AT&T Labs, the company is a
global leader in local, long distance, Internet and transaction-based
voice and data services.
About Siemens AG
This is Siemens
Siemens (Berlin and Munich) is a global powerhouse in electrical
engineering and electronics. The company has 430,000 employees
working to develop and manufacture products, design and install
complex systems and projects, and tailor a wide range of services for
individual requirements. Siemens provides innovative technologies and
comprehensive know-how to benefit customers in 190 countries. Founded
more than 150 years ago, the company is active in the areas of
Information and Communications, Automation and Control, Power,
Transportation, Medical, and Lighting. In fiscal 2004 (ended
September 30), Siemens had sales of EUR75.2 billion (U.S. GAAP) and
net income of EUR3.405 billion (preliminary and unaudited).
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