AT&T to Provide Links From Beijing Olympics for NBC
August 24, 2007
AT&T will team up with China Netcom Group Company Ltd. (CNC) to provide telecommunications services between China and the United States during the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing (Aug. 8-24).
AT&T will provide a dedicated network through which NBC can transmit digital television coverage of the Games back to the United States for national broadcast. AT&T and CNC will also set up a circuit for NBC’s “Today Show” for live coverage of the Aug. 8, 2007, one-year countdown celebration held in Tian An Men Square.
CNC was selected by Beijing Olympics Organizing Committee as the exclusive fixed-line telecommunications partner in China for the 2008 Olympic Games. AT&T is the Official Telecommunications Services Partner of the U.S. Olympic Team; it has provided communications services to China for more than 20 years, and now has national coverage in more than 135 Chinese cities, serving more than 300 multinational customers.