AT&T to invest $1B in network

AT&T announced plans to invest $1 billion into its networks, including new network-to-network connections that would extend into APAC, Eastern Europe and South America. The carrier is also looking to increase its data center hosting capacity with 180,000 square feet of new capacity by next year. The carrier is also planning to augment capacity with a new subsea fiber optic cable to Japan and the rest of Asia.

"Companies worldwide are responding to the exploding need to deliver
voice, data and video in real time to their end-users, no matter where they
are, no matter what the device," said Ron Spears, group president, AT&T
Global Business Services. "It is vital that we continue to invest in those
geographies and services to meet this demand so our customers can connect
their operations, partners and suppliers."

For more on AT&T's network investment:
- read this press release