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FOR RELEASE TUESDAY, MAY 3, 2005
LONDON – AT&T has won a three-year, $16.5 million global networking contract from United Business Media Plc, a leading global business information services provider. The agreement renews and expands a long-standing relationship between the two companies.
United Business Media’s brands include PR Newswire, a global news distribution service; CMP Publications, a global media company focusing primarily on the technology and healthcare industries; and NOP World market research.
“Our business clearly relies on a stable, dependable network,” says Matthew Graham-Hyde, global CIO of United Business Media. “AT&T offers the reliable platform we need to succeed. We’re pleased to extend our business relationship with this deal.”
United Business Media can monitor the performance of its network and applications through the secure AT&T customer portal, AT&T BusinessDirectâ, which provides operational efficiencies including around-the-clock online access to real-time reports on network performance and direct connection to trouble management systems. AT&T BusinessDirect was recently recognized by the Yankee Group for providing customers with the strongest online support and service experience in the industry.
For more than 125 years, AT&T (NYSE “T”) has been known for unparalleled quality and reliability in communications. Backed by the research and development capabilities of AT&T Labs, the company is a global leader in local, long distance, Internet and transaction-based voice and data services.
About United Business Media
United Business Media plc (http://www.unitedbusinessmedia.com) is a leading provider of business information services to the technology, healthcare, media, automotive, financial services and property industries. UBM offers services in news distribution, market research, publishing and events to customers across the globe. Its brands include PR Newswire, the world’s leading corporate news distribution service; NOP World, one of the largest market research groups globally; and CMP, the B2B media and exhibition group operating in high tech, healthcare, property, entertainment, jewelry & fashion in the US, UK, Asia and Europe.