AT&T to Deliver Breakthrough Self-Service Network Solution for Businesses
DALLAS, Sept. 17, 2014 — In a move that will dramatically transform the way businesses provision network services, AT&T* is introducing a breakthrough on-demand service that will enable companies to easily order, add, or change services on their own in near real time.
The capability – “AT&T Network on Demand” – is the first software-defined networking solution of its kind in the United States, and is being deployed as part of the company’s User Defined Network Cloud (UDNC) strategy.
Since June, AT&T has been operating a Network on Demand pilot at the University of Texas at Austin. The company plans commercial roll-out of Network on Demand-enabled Ethernet services to businesses in Austin by the end of the year. Beyond Austin, AT&T is planning to deploy this and other new Network on Demand-enabled services, including Internet and virtual private network, in additional markets starting in 2015.
Network on Demand redefines how network services will be delivered to business customers by streamlining the process using an online self-service portal. This translates into time savings, less complexity, and dramatically improved cycle times for companies of all sizes. Some of the specific benefits include:
- Intuitive and immediate click-through contracting and ordering of network services
- Dialing up or dialing down broadband speeds in near real time instead of hours or days
- Provisioning new communications ports in days compared to weeks
“By enabling companies to easily and immediately provision network services on their own, we’re creating a truly world-class customer experience,” said Roman Pacewicz, AT&T Senior Vice President – Marketing and Global Strategy. “Our new Network on Demand service will do for corporate networks what the cloud did for management of corporate data centers.”
The User-Defined Network Cloud, first announced in February, will place customers at the center of the network with a modern, cloud-based architecture, a global first at this scale. This initiative builds on AT&T’s best-in-class network status and is expected to accelerate time-to-market with technologically advanced products and services. More information on UDNC can be viewed here.
* AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.
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Reliability claim based on data transfer completion rates on nationwide 4G LTE networks. 4G LTE availability varies.