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AT & T selects Alcatel-Lucent, Cisco and Juniper as domain suppliers

Fri, 07/30/2010 - 8:35am
Mike Robuck

AT&T has picked Alcatel-Lucent, Cisco and Juniper Networks as "domain suppliers" for its IP-based network.

All three vendors had previous relationships with AT&T prior to yesterday's announcement, but AT&T reaffirmed those ties with multi-year deals. Financial terms weren't available.

The deals cover the equipment and technologies that AT&T uses for its triple-play services, including Internet Protocol, Multi Protocol Label Switching (MPLS), Ethernet and Evolved Packet Core (EPC).

"After conducting an extensive review of multiple IP/MPLS/Ethernet/Evolved Packet Core equipment suppliers, we're pleased to extend long-standing relationships with Alcatel-Lucent, Cisco and Juniper Networks," said Tim Harden, president of AT&T's Supply Chain and Fleet Operations organization. "AT&T's selection of these three industry-leading suppliers as domain suppliers showcases our ongoing commitment to meet the quality expectations of our customers today, while preparing for the demands of tomorrow."

AT&T launched its domain supplier program last year to facilitates a more collaborative relationship with its equipment and software suppliers.

In January, AT&T announced total 2010 capital expenditures were expected to be between $18 billion and $19 billion, a big chunk of which will no doubt fall into Cisco, Alcatel-Lucent and Juniper's coffers.

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