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Deutsche Post DHL Announces New U.S. Telecommunications Initiative

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AT&T has signed a 5 year supply contract with logistics and parcel firm, Deutsche Post DHL within the United States and Puerto Rico. The new contract with AT&T covers Deutsche Post DHL's Express, DHL Supply Chain, Global Forwarding, and Global Business Services divisions in the U.S. The service is expected to go live by late 2009.

"The opportunities for reducing telecoms costs while improving service and network performance are significant," said Stephen McGuckin, managing director of IT services at Deutsche Post DHL. "This initiative will help us pave the way for more cost efficiency throughout our U.S. operations and provide a next generation platform to transform and enhance our network services in the U.S. over the next five years."

A key objective of the agreement is for AT&T to lead the transformation of Deutsche Post DHL's Internet Protocol (IP) network services across the U.S. over the next five years and enable greater cost efficiency throughout company operations. In scope of the agreement are services including wide-area network (WAN) services, local-area network (LAN) and wireless LAN services, mobile voice and data services, network security and service management.

Through telecommunications agreements with providers in the U.S. and Europe, Deutsche Post DHL is aiming to save more than EUR170 million over five years.

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