According to the Financial Times, AT&T (NYSE:T, news, filings) has won a substantial contract with the German consumer goods group Henkel. AT&T will manage the company's global network infrastructure, which itself covers some 50,000 employees spread across more than 100 countries. Supposedly, they won the contract from a field of competitors, and yes I can think of a half dozen who would have been up for this one - especially the international arms of the European PTTs.
Services provided will include a wide range of IP services as well as audio and video conferencing applications, but also mobile devices and applications, including smartphones, 3G data service, and cellular voice, for the 2,500 US employees. This sort of bundling of mobile services with international network management can only grow with time.
FT also says that AT&T has picked up major contracts with Shell, Carl Zeiss, and Marel Food. They've been having a pretty good year so far on the international front it seems.
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