AT&T in Network Sevice Provider Leaders Quadrant
AT&T Positioned in the Leaders Quadrant in Latest Asia Pacific Network Service Provider Magic Quadrant
Company Evaluated Among Asia Pacific Network Service Providers in 2007
HONG KONG, Feb. 26, 2008 — AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) today announced that Gartner has positioned AT&T in the Leaders Quadrant in the "Magic Quadrant for Asia/Pacific Network Service Providers, 2007" report. The report evaluates Asia Pacific Network Service Providers (NSPs) on two criteria: their ability to execute and completeness of vision.
According to the report, leaders demonstrate strong vision, especially in terms osf defining future market needs. They back their vision by investing ahead of competitors in new or unproven areas, and are generally better positioned for the future. However, significant differences exist between the Leaders in terms of strategy and execution, and none excel in all areas. The long-term outcome is not clear for these providers, as continued challenges may force some to scale back their plans and presence.
Norihiko Minato, vice president AT&T Asia
Pacific, said, “We are delighted to be positioned in the
Leaders Quadrant in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Asia
Pacific Network Service Providers. Being positioned in the
Leaders Quadrant in Asia Pacific demonstrates our extensive
network reach and customer-oriented approach in bringing
superior networking services and an exceptional
product portfolio to enterprises across the region. It reinforces our continued focus on investing in the geographies and in the services that are demanded by our business customers.”
To view Gartner’s “Magic Quadrant for Asia/Pacific Network Service Providers, 2007” report, please visit http://www.corp.att.com/awards/analysts/gartner.html.
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About the Magic
Magic Quadrant for Network Service Providers, Asia/Pacific, 2007 by To Chee Eng is copyrighted Feb. 18, 2008 by Gartner, Inc. and is reused with permission. The Magic Quadrant is a graphical representation of a marketplace at and for a specific time period. It depicts Gartner’s analysis of how certain vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace, as defined by Gartner. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in the Magic Quadrant, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors placed in the “Leaders” quadrant. The Magic Quadrant is intended solely as a research tool, and is not meant to be a specific guide to action. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.
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