AT&T to invest $10 billion to boost enterprise services

22 February 2016 | Jason McGee-Abe

AT&T plans to invest a further $10 billion this year to drive agility and boost global enterprise services.

A key investment area for AT&T is the Mexican market and it will seek to integrate more than 6,000 kilometres of fibre, which is currently supporting its wireless network in the country.

AT&T will invest in global network nodes and add hundreds of sellers focused on selling business solutions in Mexico. This is on top of the $3 billion investment plan announced in 2015 to extend its high-speed, mobile internet services in the country. By the end of 2018, AT&T predicts it will cover 100 million consumers and businesses in Mexico.

AT&T said its software-centric platforms will be enhanced and its dedicated IoT networks in Europe and the US extended to connect assets in different industries.

Security, secure connections and additional features for more leading cloud providers have also been outlined, with AT&T announcing they'll be further expansion in Asia Pacific, Canada, EMEA and the US.

With plans to become more agile, launch faster integrated solutions and expand its innovation platforms, AT&T is seeking to boost high-speed, highly secure wireline and wireless network connectivity to more cities around the world.

“By bringing the entire scope of the AT&T capabilities to bear, we’re helping our customers turn trade-offs of the past into combination plays of the future,” said Steve McGaw, chief marketing officer at AT&T business solutions.

The plan will see AT&T’s overall capital investment in 2016 reach $22 billion.