Telecommunication Services provider AT&T plans to invest about $1 billion in 2010 to upgrade its services and products, besides expanding global network in countries like India, China and Japan.
The 2010 investment programme for businesses, part of AT&T’s overall existing capital plan, includes scaling application services and enhancing small businesses.
AT&T also plans to increase broadband speeds up to 24 Mbps downstream wherever possible, in more than 120 markets across the company’s 22-state US footprint. As part of the global network expansion, the company would deploy, upgrade or add diverse IPv6-capable MPLS nodes to support Layer 3 VPN and Global Managed Internet Services, including gigabit ethernet customer access across multiple locations in Europe and Asia Pacific.
These would include countries like Belgium, France, Germany, Russia, China and India, among others.
“Despite the continuing challenges of today’s economic environment, we continue to deliver on our commitment to provide companies with network-centric capabilities and applications that they need for enhancing their operations,” AT&T Business Solutions President and CEO Ron Spears said.