AT&T announces global WAN project

AT&T is collaborating with ERIKS at 350 locations around the world

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AT&T has announced that it will be providing a series of wide area networks (WAN) to Dutch-based industrial tech specialist ERIKS.

According to a statement from AT&T, the networks will be deployed across 17 countries, with the company “migrating ERIKS’ US transport network, [as well as] all of its 250 sites in Europe and Asia Pacific.” AT&T will also provide “dedicated service management resources, supporting 350 locations in Europe, North America and Asia Pacific.

Sites will include the company’s headquarters, branch offices, data centres and more.

Discussing the rationale for the project, a spokesperson for AT&T said: “ERIKS wanted to consolidate their global network with a single provider. [It wanted] resilient, flexible, and cost effective, 24/7, managed network connectivity to support the implementation and adoption of new technologies.

“The new network will create one efficient, compliant and secure global IT infrastructure that meets both ERIKS’ future needs, and also that of their customers and suppliers.”

CFO of ERIKS, Annemieke den Otter, said: “At ERIKS, we invest in the future. Further digitisation is a key part of our strategy, allowing us to remain a leading supplier that delivers valuable services to our industrial customers.

"Digitisation is key to developing innovative services such as predictive maintenance, but also to offer our customers excellent, on-time delivery.”

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