Worldspan, a processor of information for online travel agencies, has signed a three-year, $30 million contract with AT&T for a variety of data services.
Worldspan will be linked to AT&T’s Internet data center in Atlanta through a high-speed circuit, and its database will be mirrored at the Atlanta facility, the companies said in a statement.
AT&T also will implement a virtual private network using Internet Protocol technology for Worldspan. The network will be tied in to AT&T’s fiber network.
“Worldspan’s high-volume, 24-by-7 global operation requires a solution that can deliver the proven, efficient and reliable network technology necessary to meet the demands of customers of all sizes,” said David Lauderdale, chief technology officer for Worldspan. “Our new network infrastructure from AT&T allows us to meet these requirements, giving Worldspan an edge in this highly competitive industry.”