AT&T's satellite communications division announced last week that it has signed a multiyear, multimillion dollar contract with the Russian Savings Bank to provide a data-communications link between the bank's far-flung branches and its Moscow-based data center.

The firm, AT&T Tridom, has also signed a cooperative agreement with the bank's network integrator, the Special Research Bureau of the Moscow Institute of Power Engineering to adapt its Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT) network to operate with Russian communications satellites already in orbit.

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