AT&T Wi-Fi usage surges with 301.9 million connections in Q3 2011

Telecom services provider AT&T announced that consumers are
increasingly relying on AT&T Wi-Fi to connect in more places from more
devices, driving significant growth in Wi-Fi connections on AT&T’s
nationwide network.

In the third quarter of 2010, users made 301.9 million AT&T Wi-Fi
connections more than 37 connections every second.

Connections nearly tripled (up more than 282 percent) versus connections
made in the third-quarter 2010.

Users make 100 million AT&T Wi-Fi connections per month. Wi-Fi
connections in a single month now exceed the total connections made in all of
2009 and are five times the total connections made in 2008.

Data carried on the AT&T Wi-Fi network more than doubled versus the
third-quarter 2010.

“The accelerating growth in connections and usage on our Wi-Fi
network shows what we’ve known all along: Customers want to connect wherever
they are, from any device, in a fast, reliable and convenient way,” said
Angie Wiskocil, senior vice president, AT&T Wi-Fi Services.

“Consumers and businesses understand the numerous benefits in using
and offering Wi-Fi in more places. By investing in our network and expanding
our Wi-Fi footprint, we will continue to be the leader in Wi-Fi services,”
Wiskocil added.

The AT&T Wi-Fi network continues to
scale, with more than 29,000 AT&T Wi-Fi Hot Spots nationwide. Most AT&T
smartphone customers get access to its entire national Wi-Fi network at no
additional cost as part of their plan, and Wi-Fi doesn’t count toward customers’
monthly wireless data usage.

AT&T recently launched the free AT&T Smart Wi-Fi app to help
customers locate and connect to Wi-Fi hotspots more easily, maximize your
wireless data plan and optimize battery performance.

The number of hotspots is growing as more large venues and enterprises
recognize the significant value of offering Wi-Fi for their customers,
employees and operations “” and choose AT&T Wi-Fi Services to manage their
Wi-Fi deployment, network and apps. Stadium and hospitality locations account
for the largest growth.

Some of the biggest stadiums and championship games in the world use
AT&T Wi-Fi to keep high-density crowds connected and enhance the fan
experience with customized, venue-based apps. This quarter, AT&T announced
an agreement with Chase Field, home of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

The number of AT&T Wi-Fi Hot Spots at hotels has quadrupled this
year alone, and hotel locations account for approximately 40 percent of the
total AT&T Wi-Fi network traffic, driven by business travelers and longer
connection times during guests’ stay.

AT&T signed an agreement to acquire Montreal-based Wi-Fi management
services provider Superclick, Inc., which will expand our services and
platforms to deliver premium services in the high-end hospitality sector,
domestically and internationally. The deal is expected to close in the fourth

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