Feeds

IGN buy-out gives BT deal a boost

AT&T's Xmas acquisition is all about presence

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Providing a secure and efficient Helpdesk

AT&T's decision to buy IBM Global Network will save the telecomms company time and money in its proposed international tie-up with BT. The $5 billion acquisition of IBM's global networking business automatically gives AT&T a presence in 93 out of the 100 cities where it and BT had planned to build new networks, according to a report by Reuters. The two telecomms giants had already agreed to set aside $5 billion to guarantee a presence in their 100 listed cities. AT&T’s deal with IBM means that the two have effectively done it -- all bar a handful -- in one fell swoop doing away with the need to make a series of costly and time-consuming acquisitions. "We're not going to have to do as many things as we had thought we'd have to do initially," said A&T CFO Dan Somers. "It may delay some capital spending, it may eliminate some. It will help us save money but I'm not ready to say how much." Last week, European antitrust regulators announced that they had expanded their enquiry into the proposed joint venture between AT&T and BT, fearing it could lead to excessive market control and domination. But AT&T said that the acquisition of IBM Global Network was unlikely to affect the investigation.®

Providing a secure and efficient Helpdesk

More from The Register

next story
Phones 4u slips into administration after EE cuts ties with Brit mobe retailer
More than 5,500 jobs could be axed if rescue mission fails
Apple CEO Tim Cook: TV is TERRIBLE and stuck in the 1970s
The iKing thinks telly is far too fiddly and ugly – basically, iTunes
Huawei ditches new Windows Phone mobe plans, blames poor sales
Giganto mobe firm slams door shut on Microsoft. OH DEAR
Phones 4u website DIES as wounded mobe retailer struggles to stay above water
Founder blames 'ruthless network partners' for implosion
Apple Pay is a tidy payday for Apple with 0.15% cut, sources say
Cupertino slurps 15 cents from every $100 purchase
Forget silly privacy worries - help biometrics firms make MILLIONS
Beancounter reckons dabs-scanning tech is the next big moneypit
Microsoft's Office Delve wants work to be more like being on Facebook
Office Graph, social features for Office 365 going public
prev story

Whitepapers

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops
Balancing user privacy and privileged access, in accordance with compliance frameworks and legislation. Evaluating any potential remote control choice.
Saudi Petroleum chooses Tegile storage solution
A storage solution that addresses company growth and performance for business-critical applications of caseware archive and search along with other key operational systems.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.
Providing a secure and efficient Helpdesk
A single remote control platform for user support is be key to providing an efficient helpdesk. Retain full control over the way in which screen and keystroke data is transmitted.