AT&T plans to invest approximately $1 billion in 2010 to scale its delivery of applications, to increase mobility and cloud services for global companies, to expand small business services within the United States and to continue extending its network globally.

The 2010 program includes:

Scaling Application Services – enhancing AT&T’s current portfolio of flexible collaboration services and applications such as managed hosting, cloud-based services, Telepresence, Unified Communications, Digital Media Solutions and security.
 
Enterprise Mobility Applications – continuing AT&T’s focus on delivering mobile solutions, applications and integrated devices to companies of all sizes. This includes continued investment in LTE- and Wi-Fi-based applications to support the dramatic increase in demand for mobile broadband-based services.

Vertical Industry Focus – creating and deploying applications in the finance, manufacturing, retail, healthcare, education and government sectors, expanding its presence in emerging applications including markets such as machine-to-machine communication and rolling out fixed mobile convergence and location based solutions, along with mobile platform and portal enhancements.

Enhancing Small Business – deploying platforms and systems across its 22-state U.S. footprint to deliver an enhanced customer experience and to accelerate the provisioning of multiple products and services.  AT&T also plans to increase broadband speeds up to 24 Mbps downstream where possible in more than 120 markets across its U.S. footprint.

Global Network Expansion – continuing to build out its global network to deliver services and applications to the markets and geographies where multinational companies today are doing business and/or housing their operations.

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