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Former M2M boss is now the new CEO of AT&T Mobility, with Ralph de la Vega taking on the carrier's newly formed Mobile and Business Solutions Group.

AT&T's Lurie Promoted to CEO of Mobility

Sarah Thomas
8/26/2014
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Glenn Lurie, AT&T's head of machine-to-machine (M2M) communications, has been promoted to the top slot, replacing Ralph de la Vega as the CEO of AT&T Mobility. De la Vega will take on the CEO slot of AT&T's newly formed Mobile and Business Solutions Group.

AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) announced Lurie's promotion from president of emerging enterprises and partnerships organization to CEO of AT&T Mobility LLC on Tuesday afternoon. Lurie will report to de la Vega, and both will report to AT&T CEO and President Randall Stephenson.

The carrier decided to form its new division -- a melding of its business and mobile units -- in response to growing revenues from business-related customers. The new group will focus on "delivering integrated solutions for business customers that are first and foremost mobile, and also secure, reliable, ultra-fast and effortless."


Read up on the wireless market in our dedicated mobile content channel here on Light Reading.


The promotion of Lurie, AT&T's M2M man, to the head of Mobility also speaks to how important telematics and the Internet of Things is to the carrier. (See Audi Taps AT&T for In-Car LTE, What 'G' Do Connected Devices Need? and AT&T Connects 900,000 Devices.)

AT&T's shakeup comes just a few weeks after Sprint Corp. (NYSE: S) appointed a new CEO, Marcelo Claure, as well. (See Sprint CEO: Price Cuts First, Best Network Next and Hesse Out, Claure In: Sprint Is Son's House Now!.)

AT&T's stock was up slightly, .09%, to $34.53 in after-market trading on Tuesday.

— Sarah Reedy, Senior Editor, Light Reading

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MikeP688
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MikeP688,
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8/27/2014 | 1:06:09 AM
Re: M2M
I would humbly suggest that we're already there in terms of Mobile Phone Saturation.   The question is the new revenue stream--and my reading of the "tea leaves" underscores the fact that AT&T is looking for growth in areas like "Digital Life"--although the technology is yet to develop further.   
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SReedy,
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8/26/2014 | 6:04:54 PM
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I've enjoyed meeting with Lurie in the past on all things connected. I wonder who will take over that business or if he'll remain in charge of it as part of Mobility. If so, it speaks to how important M2M is for the carrier as mobile phones reach saturation.
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