San Antonio–(BUSINESS WIRE)–July 12, 2005–SBC Communications Inc. (NYSE:
SBC) today announced a new contract with San Diego, Calif.-based PETCO Animal
Supplies, Inc. (NASDAQ: PETC), one of the nation’s fastest-growing and largest
SBC companies will deliver SBC PremierSERV(SM) Network-Based Virtual Private
Network (NVPN) service for secure, reliable MPLS-based IP network connections
to more than 700 PETCO locations.
Additionally, to help augment PETCO’s IT staff, SBC companies will provide
SBC PremierSERV Data CPE Support Services and SBC PremierSERV Network Management
services to assist with the day-to-day monitoring and maintenance of the PETCO
”As one of the fastest-growing animal-supply retailers in the country,
we were looking for a reliable, secure and scalable solution to meet our data
networking needs, and with SBC services we can do it cost-effectively,”
said J Smith, director of Network and Store Systems, PETCO Animal Supplies,
”SBC NVPN allows us to provide customers of all sizes with the highest
levels of network security and service reliability at a cost-effective price,”
said Bob Ferguson, group president and CEO of SBC Enterprise Business Services.
”We’ll provide PETCO with robust data networking products to assist the
company in operating its stores efficiently and providing customers with outstanding
About PETCO Animal Supplies, Inc.
PETCO is a leading specialty retailer of premium pet food, supplies and services.
PETCO’s vision is to best promote, through its people, the highest level of
well-being for companion animals, and to support the human-animal bond. PETCO
generated net sales of more than $1.8 billion in fiscal 2004. It operates over
750 stores in 47 states and the District of Columbia, as well as a leading destination
for on-line pet food and supplies at www.petco.com. Since its inception in 1999,
The PETCO Foundation, PETCO’s non-profit organization, has raised more than
$22 million in support of more than 2,700 non-profit grassroots animal welfare
organizations around the nation.
SBC Communications Inc. is a Fortune 50 company whose subsidiaries, operating
under the SBC brand, provide a full range of voice, data, networking, e-business,
directory publishing and advertising, and related services to businesses, consumers
and other telecommunications providers. SBC holds a 60 percent ownership interest
in Cingular Wireless, which serves more than 50 million wireless customers.
SBC companies provide high-speed DSL Internet access lines to more American
consumers than any other provider and are among the nation’s leading providers
of Internet services. SBC companies also now offer satellite TV service. Additional
information about SBC and SBC products and services is available at www.sbc.com.
SBC PremierSERV NVPN is provided by SBC Internet Services. SBC PremierSERV
Data CPE Support Services are provided by SBC DataComm, Inc. SBC PremierSERV
is a servicemark of SBC Knowledge Ventures, L.P. SBC and the SBC logo are registered
trademarks of SBC Knowledge Ventures, L.P. All other trademarks and/or servicemarks
are the properties of their respective owners. (C) 2005 SBC Knowledge Ventures,
L.P. All rights reserved.