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Sun Picked for AT&T TV

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Sun Microsystems has announced that AT&T Inc. will utilize Sun servers and modular arrays to help deliver the groundbreaking Internet Protocol (IP)-based video service, AT&T U-verse(SM) TV.

Building on a long-standing relationship between the two companies, AT&T selected Sun for the performance and overall value of its technologies. Sun Fire X4600 servers will help deliver video to customers of AT&T U-verse TV, the only 100 percent IP-based television service to be offered by a national provider. AT&T U-verse TV currently offers a robust channel lineup with more than 320 linear channels and more than 26 high-definition (HD) channels. AT&T will also deploy Sun StorageTek storage arrays, which will provide easy and continuous access to the U-verse TV Video-on-Demand library.

The servers and arrays will be rolled out in new deployments of IP-video super hub offices and IP-video hub offices in the AT&T U-verse network.

"AT&T continues to expand the scope of its U-verse TV offerings to include more video and multimedia services to more and more customers," said Ernie Carey, vice president, Advanced Network Technologies, AT&T. "As we expand availability, we are also building out a world-class, IP-based infrastructure that offers strong performance and serviceability for the needs of consumers both today and tomorrow. Sun's high-capacity servers bring next-generation technology, processing power and storage capacity to the U-verse network."

Sun Microsystems Inc. (Nasdaq: SUNW)

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