AT&T said Tuesday it will allocate $1 billion of its capital spending budget to focus on its cloud computing services for companies and expand small business services.
The 2010 enterprise investment (statement), which is part of the $18 billion to $19 billion, includes the following:
- Scaling application services such as hosting, cloud services, telepresence and unified communications.
- Mobile applications for the enterprise.
- Vertical-specific targeting such as applications for finance, retail, manufacturing, healthcare, government and education.
- Small business platforms across its footprint. AT&T will also increase its broadband speeds to 24 Mbps where possible.
AT&T will also expand its global network, including IPv6, and gigabit Ethernet access in Europe, Asia Pacific and Central and Latin America.
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