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AT&T Helps BSH Expand Global Network Reach

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

AT&T Helps BSH Expand Global Network Reach04:00 EDT Tuesday, October 16, 2012FRANKFURT, Germany, Oct. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- BSH Bosch und Siemens Hausgerate GmbH (BSH), Europe's largest manufacturer of home appliances, has extended its global contract with AT&T* and added ten new locations in Asia to support its growth in key emerging markets. These new locations will be connected to the global Wide Area Network (WAN), which will now cover a total of 70 BSH production and sales sites worldwide in a deal worth ?16.2 million.The agreement is built on AT&T's proven track record as a key global supplier for BSH. AT&T has operated a powerful and highly available IP-based global virtual private network for BSH across 25 countries in Europe, the US, Latin America and Asia since 2004. The new agreement extends the contract by 56 months, increases available capacity and network resources for BSH around the world and adds new locations to the network. AT&T's reliable and efficient network infrastructure supports BSH's global use of high definition video conferencing. Quotes"AT&T has proven to be a very reliable supplier with consistent quality throughout the world ? an essential requirement for our mission-critical business applications. Having successfully worked together over the last seven years, we decided to rely on the services of AT&T in the future and even extend our agreement," said Dr. Jurgen Sturm, CIO BSH."Global players like BSH need a powerful, reliable network to support their business and growth. The network that we operate and monitor gives them a solid platform for rapid and efficient communication, to support their international business and expansion," said Joachim Kathmann, Vice President AT&T Germany and Central Europe.*AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.About AT&TAT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) is a premier communications holding company and one of the most honored companies in the world. Its subsidiaries and affiliates ? AT&T operating companies ? are the providers of AT&T services in the United States and around the world. With a powerful array of network resources that includes the nation's fastest mobile broadband network, AT&T is a leading provider of wireless, Wi-Fi, high speed Internet, voice and cloud-based services. A leader in mobile broadband and emerging 4G capabilities, AT&T also offers the best wireless coverage worldwide of any U.S. carrier, offering the most wireless phones that work in the most countries.  It also offers advanced TV services under the AT&T U-verse® and AT&T ?DIRECTV brands. Additional information about AT&T Inc. and the products and services provided by AT&T subsidiaries and affiliates is available at http://www.att.com.  This AT&T news release and other announcements are available at http://www.att.com/newsroom and as part of an RSS feed at www.att.com/rss. Or follow our news on Twitter at @ATTBusiness. © 2012 AT&T Intellectual Property. All rights reserved. Mobile broadband not available in all areas. AT&T, the AT&T logo and all other marks contained herein are trademarks of AT&T Intellectual Property and/or AT&T affiliated companies. All other marks contained herein are the property of their respective owners.SOURCE AT&T Inc.For further information: Niall Hickey, +44 (0)771 577 1451, niall.hickey@att.com; or Julia Richter, +49 (0)89 230 31 626, julia.richter@fleishmaneurope.com