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The new AT&T is the largest telecommunications company in the United States and one of the largest in the world. It is the global company that will set the industry standard for a new era of integrated communications and entertainment services. Today, the new AT&T has IP-based (Internet Protocol) network capabilities, assets, and resources that are widely regarded as unsurpassed in the marketplace, enabling the company to lead the industry in using the language of the Internet to deliver innovative services that integrate voice, data and video. The combined IP assets of the new AT&T will enable innovations that neither the pre-merger SBC nor pre-merger AT&T could have accomplished on its own.

The new AT&T serves millions of customers around the globe, including global, national, mid-size, regional and government customers. It delivers an unsurpassed portfolio of traditional and IP-based voice, broadband Internet, data transport, wireless and video services. It also offers online and print directory publishing and advertising.

The new AT&T has one of the world's most advanced and powerful global backbone networks, carrying 5.2 petabytes of traffic on an average business day to nearly every continent and country, with up to 99.999% availability. One of the world's largest providers of IP-based communications services for businesses, with an extensive portfolio of Virtual Private Network (VPN), Voice over IP (VoIP) and other offerings, all backed by innovative security and support capabilities.

The new AT&T VoIP service portfolio is one of the most extensive in the market today, enabling enterprises to migrate seamlessly between VoIP and TDM services and the new AT&T is the only provider to deliver interoperability with the world's five leading IP PBX vendors.

U.S. Presence Through its affiliates and subsidiaries, the new AT&T is the largest U.S. provider of broadband DSL and long distance and local voice services. The company serves millions of customers, with concentration in Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri, Nevada, Ohio, Oklahoma, Texas and Wisconsin. These 13 states cover about one-third of the U.S. population.

Via its Cingular relationship, the new AT&T is able to deliver a range of wireless voice and data services to customers across the United States and globally. Cingular is the nation's largest U.S. wireless carrier, with 54.1 million subscribers and spectrum in 49 states. Further, the Cingular relationship expands the new AT&T's ability to provide a range of innovative and flexible solutions that integrate wireless and wireline communications.

Global Reach

The new AT&T provides services to virtually every country and territory in the world. Providing International voice solutions are delivered to 240 countries, linking 400 carriers around the globe. Remote access solutions are provided from more than 39,000 points of presence in 149 countries.

Cingular delivers the widest international coverage of any U.S.-based wireless carrier, giving customers the ability to make calls using an internationally enabled phone on six continents and 170 countries, with wireless data roaming in 70 countries for laptops, hand-held devices and other data services.

Mass Market: Consumer and Small-Business Portfolio:

The new AT&T companies provide an unsurpassed array of voice, wireless, entertainment, and IP/data communications products and services for consumers and small businesses. The new AT&T companies will expand the reach of comprehensive, innovative service bundles provided by the SBC companies, enabling millions of new consumers and businesses to take advantage of discounted pricing and a single bill for wireline and wireless voice and data, broadband Internet and messaging services. The new AT&T portfolio of services is perhaps the most robust in today's market, featuring choice, value and convenience across a range of service options that includes:

Broadband DSL. Wi-Fi connectivity at more than 28,000 hot spots in the United States and the world, offering broadband service for on-the-go customers in a total of 55 countries globally (including company-owned and roaming locations) Home and small-business networking. Wireless services. Satellite television and, beginning with limited rollouts in late 2005 and 2006, IPTV entertainment services. Local and long distance voice services. Messaging services and call management features. IP and Layer 2 data transport services. Directory services, listings and advertising.