Kiosk Newsbit

(PR Newswire; 09/09/98)

BOSTON, Sept. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- AT&T (NYSE: T) announced today it has won a 
 multi-million dollar contract from the Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) 
 to install a state-of-the-art communications system at Logan International 
 Airport and provide local and long-distance pay phone services at all Massport 

 The company said the contract could generate revenues exceeding $20 million 
 over seven years.  The agreement is the first to leverage the benefits of 
 AT&T's recent merger with Teleport Communications Group (TCG) by providing 
 integrated business local and long-distance telecommunications services.

 AT&T will manage Logan Airport's switched and private-line services, as well as 
 public communication services, including pay phones, prepaid calling cards and 
 Internet kiosks.  The airport will be equipped with more than 600 intelligent 
 pay phone stations that afford laptop computer access -- so business travelers 
 can send and receive e-mail while waiting for a flight. The phones will offer 
 remote diagnostic monitoring and trouble-reporting capabilities, the ability to 
 "read" billing information electronically encoded on calling cards, and 
 improved fraud detection features.

 The contract also calls for AT&T to provide pay phone services to other 
 Massport facilities, including the Port of Boston, the Tobin Bridge, Hanscom 
 Field and the Boston Fish Pier.

 A fiberoptic SONET (Synchronous Optical Network) system will form the backbone 
 for Massport's upgraded communications system, providing broadband services and 
 enhanced operations, administration, maintenance and provisioning.  In addition 
 to significantly increasing network transmission capacity, SONET systems are 
 highly reliable, providing sub-second restoration in the event of a cable 
 failure on the core network.

 "Our contract with AT&T is one facet of Massport's billion dollar program to 
 modernize Logan Airport," said Peter Blute, Massport executive director and 
 CEO.  "The contract will enhance all communications from Logan, making the 
 services more effective and easier to use."

 AT&T has contracted to provide long-distance services from pay phones at 20 of 
 the nation's 25 largest airports.  AT&T is the country's leading provider of 
 integrated communications services for businesses, offering an unmatched 
 portfolio of local, long-distance, wireless, data and Internet services.

 Logan International Airport is the nation's 17th busiest airport and the 
 world's 26th busiest. An average of 25 million passengers pass through it each 
 year.  SOURCE  AT&T Corp.

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