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IP's Future Is Now

This is not your father's IP network.

Not with converged voice and data, associated wireless LANs, IP television, remote access, and ultra high-speed broadband services, it isn't.

When it comes to these next-generation networks, the future is now. Consider the blockbuster deal that SBC just signed with Alcatel, the world's biggest provider of broadband Internet hardware.

SBC will pay Alcatel $1.7 billion over five years to build a next-generation fiber optic network that will deliver every service you can imagine over an IP network-- from IP-based television to IP voice, to associated wireless LANs, and a whole host of services we haven't dreamed of yet.

SBC, the nation's second-largest local-telephone carrier, isn't paying for a pipe dream. It's paying for a solid network that will deliver innovative IP-based services to consumers, and potentially businesses, and that will eventually fatten its bottom line.

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