Telecom services provider AT&T unveils network sourcing solution for businesses

Telecom Lead America: AT&T announced the launch
of a new network solution called AT&T Network Sourcing which includes
consulting, design, management, and operation services for large and
medium-sized businesses. The solution allows customers to manage complexity,
control costs, improve productivity, and deploy technologies and applications
that allow them to innovate and support their business strategies.


Network sourcing services can help large and medium-sized
businesses reduce complexity and cut costs by as much as 15 percent to 35
percent over a two-year period, according to Boston Consulting Group. As a
result network management services are gaining popularity. According to
Gartner, 45 percent of all organizations have purchased ongoing network management
services and 25 percent or more of all organizations in the services, retail,
and healthcare provider industries plan to sign a new contract in the next 12


AT&T Network Sourcing gives customers access to
AT&T’s deep networking expertise and a market-proven set of tools and
processes across a variety of technologies, including voice, data, mobility,
security, and cloud, among others. Services offered include consulting, design,
operation and transformation of networks. Additionally, the service offers
management and integration of customers’ other network service providers.

As part of the service, AT&T offers a multi-year plan to update and evolve the
customer’s network, including transition to a unified, MPLS-based IP network.
In addition to these, AT&T Network Sourcing provides services in support
of enterprise mobility, security, voice, IP
telephony, virtual private networking, local area networking, and
cloud solutions.


AT&T’s 13,000 network integration professionals
provide network sourcing services to enterprises across a variety of industries
including financial services, automotive, energy, technology, and hospitality.


  We have taken our experience managing networks for
very large, global enterprises and integrated it into a flexible solution for a
broader set of customers,” said Don Herring, senior vice president, AT&T,
in a statement. AT&T Network Sourcing allows the CIOs of large and medium
enterprises to manage complexity, control costs and focus on driving business


AT&T government solutions bags $476 million Omnibus network
enterprise contract


Recently AT&T Government Solutions announced it has
received an Omnibus Network Enterprise (ONE) contract from the United States
Government (USG). The ONE contract is a multiple award, Indefinite Delivery –
Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract with a value of $476 million over
the next five years.

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