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AT&T Joins New Submarine Cable Consortium Linking Asia-Pacific and United States

New Routes to Deliver Stronger Network Resiliency, Diversity and Overseas
Coverage for AT&T Customers

SAN ANTONIO, March 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T)
today announced plans to increase the scope and resiliency of the company's
global network by joining a consortium to build a submarine cable network,
named Trans-Pacific Express (TPE), that links Japan, mainland China, Korea,
Taiwan and the United States.

TPE is a new, high bandwidth fiber-optic submarine cable currently
being built by a consortium that now includes AT&T. The cable network can
carry up to 5.12 terabits per second (Tbps) over a total of 18,000
kilometers. A China-U.S. route is scheduled to be operating by August 2008,
followed by the launch of a Japan-China route in March 2009.

As customers worldwide are experiencing an explosive surge in data,
voice and video traffic, AT&T is strengthening its global network to meet
their needs by offering more capacity and diversity throughout the world.
The TPE cable network will help AT&T meet that international demand, and
the network will enhance reliability by providing more diversity for the
traffic that is generated throughout the Asia-Pacific region to the United
States.

"We are committed to the continued expansion and diversification of our
global network," said John Stankey, group president of telecom operations
for AT&T. "As international demand for increased bandwidth continues to
grow, AT&T is building a network to handle the requirements of our
customers now and into the future. The Trans-Pacific Express cable network
will increase data and voice reliability, and it will enhance diversity and
resiliency to AT&T customers."

AT&T owns or leases capacity on more than 70 submarine cable systems,
which span more than 456,000 fiber-route miles around the globe, including
several submarine cable routes that the company uses to carry traffic
between the Asia-Pacific region and North America. Signifying its strong
commitment to Asia, AT&T signed an agreement last year to help build the
Asia-America Gateway (AAG) cable system, which is the first high-bandwidth
optical-fiber submarine cable system that goes from Southeast Asia direct
to North America.

TPE routes will enhance AT&T's expansive, growing submarine cable
network throughout Asia, providing higher capacity and diversity in the
Asia-Pacific and trans-Pacific regions. The submarine cable investments
will be used to extend AT&T's intelligent optical network with optical mesh
restoration.

Joining the TPE cable network consortium is one of many initiatives
included in AT&T's planned $1 billion investment in 2008 to continue
expanding the company's industry-leading network of solutions for
multinational companies.

Cautionary Language Concerning Forward-Looking Statements

Information set forth in this news release contains financial estimates
and other forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and
uncertainties, and actual results may differ materially. A discussion of
factors that may affect future results is contained in AT&T's filings with
the Securities and Exchange Commission. AT&T disclaims any obligation to
update or revise statements contained in this news release based on new
information or otherwise.

About AT&T

AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) is a premier communications holding company. Its
subsidiaries and affiliates, AT&T operating companies, are the providers of
AT&T services in the United States and around the world. Among their
offerings are the world's most advanced IP-based business communications
services and the nation's leading wireless, high speed Internet access and
voice services. In domestic markets, AT&T is known for the directory
publishing and advertising sales leadership of its Yellow Pages and
YELLOWPAGES.COM organizations, and the AT&T brand is licensed to innovators
in such fields as communications equipment. As part of its three-screen
integration strategy, AT&T is expanding its TV entertainment offerings.
Additional information about AT&T Inc. and the products and services
provided by AT&T subsidiaries and affiliates is available at
http://www.att.com.

(C) 2008 AT&T Intellectual Property. All rights reserved. AT&T, the
AT&T logo and all other marks contained herein are trademarks of AT&T
Intellectual Property and/or AT&T affiliated companies.

Note: This AT&T news release and other announcements are available as
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http://www.att.com/newsroom.

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