When AT&T Inc. announced the completion of the acquisition of Interwise, a leading global provider of Internet Protocol (IP)-based voice, Web and video conferencing services, the company added another dimension of strength to its an already dominate global position as a communication solution provider. In parallel with that acquisition, AT&T announced the launch of AT&T Connect, the first in a planned series of converged AT&T-branded voice, video and web conferencing products and services that will accelerate the delivery of unified communications to companies worldwide.
With the introduction of AT&T Connect, the company is advancing its focus on delivering a comprehensive, global portfolio of unified communications solutions. The demand for such services is expected to total $5.9 billion in 2007, with continued growth expected in 2008 and beyond.
Looking ahead, through the acquisition of Interwise, AT&T is rapidly integrating its wired and wireless network assets, over which it intends to deliver a portfolio of services to help businesses integrate all of their communications applications — wired and wireless voice services, conferencing capabilities, including VoIP, Web and video, and presence-based applications, such as instant messaging and directories.
With headquarters in Cambridge, Mass., Interwise, as part of the new AT&T, employs approximately 150 people and operates in the United States, Europe and Asia and has offices in six countries. AT&T is among the leading conferencing providers in the world. The company provides a suite of conferencing services that support the operations of customers ranging from small and medium businesses up to the largest global corporations.
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