AT&T Launches Multi-Network Connect for IoT
BARCELONA - MWC - AT&T is rolling out a new cloud-based platform for businesses to manage Internet of Things (IoT) devices across multiple cellular and satellite networks, operators and regions.
Multi-Network Connect lets you manage devices over multiple access technologies like 2G1, 3G, 4G LTE, Low-Power Wide Area (LPWA) and satellite. Businesses can configure the platform to work across various operator networks.
Multi-Network Connect supports the Globecomm Satellite IoT Platform and we expect future enhancements to enable support for the Bridge Alliance Shared IoT Platform.
"Businesses are constantly deploying millions of connected devices around the world. Everything from asset trackers and connected vehicles to smart cities and industrial equipment," said Chris Penrose, president, Internet of Things Solutions, AT&T. "These customers come to us for help in managing their diverse portfolios. We built Multi-Network Connect to meet this need with one interface to manage all IoT endpoints through a single pane of glass."
Multi-Network Connect will save time and operational costs by managing all IoT connected endpoints from a single portal with one log-in and password. In addition, it will generate end-point reports from all supported platforms and puts them on one screen. The platform speeds time-to-market for customer business applications and lowers development cost through access to data from all supported platforms.
The launch of Multi-Network Connect represents another step forward for AT&T's suite of IoT platform services. This includes service and connectivity management, as well as data and application management platforms.
AT&T Multi-Network Connect is currently in beta. Commercial deployment is expected in 2018.
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