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AT&T Announces Support of Global Wi-Fi Interoperability Initiative

AT&T Joins Other Operators in the Wireless Broadband Alliance's Global Effort to Establish Common Set of Standards for Wi-Fi Roaming

DALLAS, Dec. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- AT&T* announced today its support of the new Interoperability Compliance Program (ICP) introduced this week by the Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA), the industry association focused on driving the next generation Wi-Fi experience

The ICP is designed to streamline the way WBA members work together by creating a common set of technical and commercial frameworks for Wi-Fi roaming. AT&T, a WBA member, is one of the first operators to confirm their support of this new initiative.  

"AT&T is proud to support the WBA in their effort to reduce the friction around Wi-Fi interoperability and continue to drive compatibility across the ecosystem," said JR Wilson, chairman of the WBA and vice president of Partnerships & Alliances, AT&T Mobility. "This initiative will ultimately help establish clear guidelines for operators create a roadmap of the evolution of hotspots and eventually develop a directory of various carriers' Wi-Fi capabilities, which will enable carriers to deliver a better mobile data experience to customers when they travel abroad."

*AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.

About AT&T

AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) is a premier communications holding company and one of the most honored companies in the world. Its subsidiaries and affiliates – AT&T operating companies – are the providers of AT&T services in the United States and internationally. With a powerful array of network resources that includes the nation's largest 4G network, AT&T is a leading provider of wireless, Wi-Fi, high speed Internet, voice and cloud-based services. A leader in mobile Internet, AT&T also offers the best wireless coverage worldwide of any U.S. carrier, offering the most wireless phones that work in the most countries.  It also offers advanced TV services under the AT&T U-verse® and AT&T │DIRECTV brands. The company's suite of IP-based business communications services is one of the most advanced in the world.

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