AT&T announces plan to open region headquarters in Dubai

Published November 19th, 2006 - 12:30 GMT

AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) announced that AT&T is opening a regional headquarters for the Middle East in Dubai. The new headquarters will enable AT&T to work with key local partners and customers more effectively. The initiative underlines the importance the company places on the Gulf as a market.


This announcement comes as AT&T is preparing to participate at GulfComms 2006, where it will be demonstrating its advanced range of Internet Protocol (IP)-based communications services for enterprise customers, along with its regional partner and affiliated company NavLink.


In 2005 AT&T announced the deployment of its network infrastructure in the region, initially in Qatar in cooperation with Qtel. Additional deployments in the region are planned, including in the UAE and Saudi Arabia.


John Vladimir Slamecka, head of AT&T’s operations in Europe the Middle East and Africa, said, “Being at GulfComms provides us with a significant platform to demonstrate our commitment to the region. Through our partnership with NavLink, we are able to support local companies who are increasingly focused on global markets. Over the next year, we will continue to enhance our presence in the Middle East, and I am delighted to announce the opening of new regional headquarters in Dubai as a further sign of our ability to meet the needs of customers in this high growth region.”

AT&T provides advanced communications services to global multinational customers and offers consistent, resilient and standardized IP services to business customers around the world, including IP-based Virtual Private Networks (IP VPNs) using the latest Multiprotocal Layer Switching (MPLS) technology. These services are complemented by an advanced portfolio of data-hosting services and leading IP security offerings.


GulfComms is the Middle East's largest telecommunications technology event, taking place in conjunction with GITEX 2006 from Nov. 18 to 22, 2006, at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre. AT&T and NavLink will exhibiting at the at the show in hall ZA stand Z-D3.


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