AT&T and K+S strike network agreement
15 July 2014 | Kavit Majithia
US carrier AT&T has signed an agreement with international fertiliser and salt producer K+S to move the company’s network infrastructure to a single global private network.
Through AT&T’s network, K+S will now be able to connect its operations across 200 locations in Europe, North and South America and Asia.
The agreement, spanning five years, will see AT&T provide a hybrid VPN service to K+S.
It is designed to enable data to flow over MPLS connections, and ensure the largest K+S locations have highly reliable access to AT&T’s MPLS network.
A second VPN connection will also be established to offer benefits of backup and efficient use of network bandwidth.
“It’s clear that K+S wanted better visibility of its communications around the world. That’s just what our strategic network services are designed to give them, providing them with a platform for supporting their future success,” said Joachim Kathmann, VP of Germany and Central Europe, AT&T.
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