In February 2000, AT&T announced their 'Ecosystem' which offers network infrastructure and hosting services. They’ve done it again, but this time focusing on the delivery of media. The AT&T 'Ecosystem For Media' is designed to be the industry’s premiere end-to-end digital media platform with the goal to serve 10 million simultaneous streaming media internet users.
Internet. Working closely with Inktomi, Microsoft, RealNetworks and other industry leaders, AT&T will leverage its data and Internet infrastructure, digital media production capabilities and broad network reach to build a unique suite of media services. AT&T''s Ecosystem for Media will enable services such as website acceleration, streaming media, distance learning and media-enriched e-commerce. The initiative is currently in controlled introduction with general availability slated for the first quarter