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Quotable Value Selects AT&T


Quotable Value Selects AT&T for Trans-Tasman Network
 
Solution Will Improve Speed and Reliability of Its Online Business

Auckland, New Zealand — June 8, 2006 — Valuation and property information company, Quotable Value (QV), has appointed AT&T to provide its telecommunications services in a move that will improve the performance of QV’s online business as well as its ability to operate on a trans-Tasman basis.

Quotable Value’s general manager of information technology, Bryce Johnson, said that AT&T offered a cost-effective solution that met the company’s trans-Tasman needs, as well as demonstrated proven service management with service-level agreements superior to its competition.

“The network fault resolution processes that AT&T offered gave us considerable confidence that any service interruptions would be resolved quickly,” said Johnson. “Secure telecommunications is vital to our Internet and valuation business. Our clients rely on regular access to our database of property information, resulting in approximately 60,000 visitors to our Web site per month.”  

“In addition, the installation and change over to the new AT&T circuits went unnoticed in our Australian offices, which means there were no disruptions and everything worked the first time,” Johnson continued.

AT&T New Zealand’s general manager, Roger Payne, said his team would provide a fully integrated service that includes three key ingredients:

1.      A core service, based on AT&T’s Internet Protocol Virtual Private Network product (IP VPN), offering the ability to deliver video, voice and data applications

2.      A small office-and-home user service, providing “virtual tunneling” to more than 50 users in New Zealand and overseas with secure remote access

3.      A self-healing core network, providing a diverse, resilient core between New Zealand and Australia — to improve the performance of QV’s online commercial engine

AT&T’s work with Quotable Value demonstrates the ability of its global network to successfully serve medium- to large-sized New Zealand-based businesses, especially those requiring trans-Tasman or international linkages.

“We have a single view of the entire network, which we proactively manage for our customers. This enables us to minimize interruptions to their businesses and deliver a high quality of service,” said Payne. “Particularly for medium to large providers, like Quotable Value, maintaining contact with several points of service throughout the network is essential. We are confident that our global network will provide Quotable Value with the network reliability and transparency it needs.”


About Quotable Value

Quotable Value Limited (QV) is New Zealand's largest valuation and property information company. QV operates from 22 offices throughout New Zealand and with subsidiary companies in Auckland and three states of Australia. QV was formed in July 1998. The establishment of the company has led to three unique areas of operation: Valuations, Online Services and Rating and Taxation, each dedicated to meeting and exceeding the needs of customers in specific markets. For more information please visit www.qv.co.nz


About AT&T

AT&T Inc. is one of the world's largest telecommunications holding companies and is the largest in the United States. Operating globally under the AT&T brand, AT&T companies are recognized as the leading worldwide providers of IP-based communications services to business and as leading U.S. providers of high speed DSL Internet, local and long distance voice, and directory publishing and advertising services. AT&T Inc. holds a 60 percent ownership interest in Cingular Wireless, which is the No. 1 U.S. wireless services provider with 55.8 million wireless customers. Additional information about AT&T Inc. and AT&T products and services is available at www.att.com


© 2006 AT&T Knowledge Ventures. All rights reserved. Subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. provide products and services under the AT&T brand.

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