AT&T’s $10 Billion Integrated Services Delivery Spend Means ‘More Opportunity’ for Partners

AT&T plans to invest nearly $10 billion this year to deliver its integrated offerings for businesses globally.

AT&T said it also plans to expand its platforms and launch new services in more places. The telecom giant continues to expect its overall capital investment for 2016 to be in the $22 billion range.

AT&T's Sue GalvanekSue Galvanek, vice president of marketing, pricing and product solutions, AT&T Partner Exchange, tells Channel Partners this investment intends to “bolster our network and capabilities in more cities around the world.”

“Further signaling our commitment to the business community, it will expand access to AT&T’s high-speed, highly secure wireline and wireless network connectivity, as well as … solutions like Network on Demand, the Internet of Things (IoT) and NetBond,” she said. “For solution providers operating in AT&T Partner Exchange or the AT&T Alliance Program, this means the potential for more opportunity to provide their business customers with access to our innovative platforms and solutions – in even more places.”

The targeted investment plans include: integrating more than 6,000 kilometers of Mexico fiber currently supporting the wireless operations into its wireline network; and enhancing and expanding its platforms and services, such as connectivity, Network on Demand, IoT, AT&T NetBond, security and collaboration services.{ad}

“With the speed that business is moving, companies are reliant on strategic solution providers that have the vision and know-how to pull together integrated solutions that will enable them to pivot with the market,” Galvanek said. “The more we enhance our network and expand access to our innovative platforms, the more opportunity solution providers will have to drive value for current customers as well as capture new customers looking to take advantage of emerging technologies.”

AT&T said its business customers include nearly all of the Fortune 1000 companies.

“We look to solution providers in AT&T Partner Exchange and the AT&T Alliance Program to help extend the reach of our products and services, making sure they get into the hands of the businesses that need them, Galvanek added.

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