AT&T has won a five year contract, worth $10 million, with BNP Paribas to engineer, install and manage Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing (DWDM) technology that will protect the bank's mission critical data and applications.
The vendor will deploy its private MAN Ultravailable network linking to BNP Paribas' Corporate Data Centre for additional security.
The vendor says its Ultravailable network will also allow BNP to deploy a robust business continuity plan for interconnecting data centres in the New York/New Jersey metro area.
The contract is one of three network services deals that the vendor has secured with firms operating in New York. AT&T has also secured a three-year agreement, worth $1.8 million, with asset management firm David Lerner. The vendor will upgrade the voice network and provide voice service using Internet Protocol (IP) technologies.
David Lerner has also signed up to AT&T's Business Network (ABN) service to help it maximise its infrastructure efficiencies, including consolidating all communications needs into a single contract, with a single bill and discounts across all services.
In addition Money.net, a provider of Web-based, analytical tools and financial market information, has signed a contract worth $328,000 for AT&T's hosted networking services, which are housed at the vendor's data centre in New York. The contract also includes a comprehensive business continuity plan.