AT&T, Inc. (NYSE: T) said Wednesday The contract calls for AT&T (NYSE: T) to help GM integrate its global resources by managing the carmaker's telecom infrastructure, voice and data applications and system support.
The contract calls for AT&T (NYSE: T) to help GM integrate its global resources by managing the carmaker's telecom infrastructure, voice and data applications and system support.
GM VP and Chief Information Officer Ralph Szygenda said the work will ensure the basic infrastructure is in place to let GM employees collaborate in real time on engineering, manufacturing, design and supply chain, while boosting productivity.
The contract renews and expands on a previous relationship between the companies, in which AT&T provided GM with a global Virtual Private Network (VPN) solution, which integrates GM locations worldwide.
The deal will not only support traditional voice services such as local and long distance service with voice mail, but also conferencing and high speed Internet access. AT&T says GM wants an integrated network based on Internet Protocol (IP) standards.
GM's vision for global integration using an IP-based technology platform and uniform service standards around the world managed by trusted technology partners is a bellwether for multinational corporations, said Ron Spears, executive vice president of AT&T Global Business Sales.