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Mining Company Taps AT&T for $2.25 Million IP Networking Deal

AT&T secured a three-year, $2.25 million contract with multi-billion dollar mining company, Imerys, to provide an Internet Protocol (IP)-based data and voice networking solution.

The solution connects approximately 50 Imerys sites using AT&T's Global Managed Internet Service (GMIS). Officials say the network integrates mining management systems in among its locations, to support the company's global collaboration initiatives.

The network will be used to remotely model mining sites, view and analyze three-dimensional geologic cross-sections, and jointly decide how best to manage the mining process.

Imerys will deploy VoIP among its 30 U.S. locations. (AT&T recently announced plans to accelerate expansion of its business VoIP service portfolio).

The contract calls fo providing Imerys with local, long-distance and international voice service, and audio and video teleconference services.