AT&T said that it would offer new services to wholesale customers that would make it easier and less expensive for them to expand the reach of their VoIP footprint. Customers of AT&T's AVOICS and GHIA services will gain additional options under the upgrade, AT&T said.
Major backbone outages will become less of a disaster, according to AT&T, which said it had successfully tested a method to recover from such calamities by employing trailers carrying gigabit-speed routers that could reroute 40G of traffic.
Under a three-year deal with AT&T, Hertz employees will be able to use wireless devices to manage and track vehicles equipped with its Connect by Hertz service. The new networks will likely lead to improved in-car voice, data and video services for AT&T's business customers, according to Hertz.
Fueled by new subscribers in China, worldwide shipments of DSL ports increased 13% in the second quarter, according to Dittberner Associates, a growth rate that could lead to 90 million ports shipped this year. The report added that, for the first time, vendor Huawei knocked rival Alcatel-Lucent out of the No. 1 spot for shipments.
AT&T said it is studying the market to launch consumer VoIP services overseas, possibly in the U.K. and Europe. AT&T, which has telecom licenses in 55 countries, is said to be targeting countries with high broadband penetration.