AT&T Looks Ahead & Abroad for Digital Life

With Digital Life updates expected this summer, the service could be in up to 90 markets in the US by year's end.

Dan Jones, Mobile Editor

June 22, 2015

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AT&T Looks Ahead & Abroad for Digital Life

AT&T is getting ready to update its Digital Life home security and automation service, and is envisaging more opportunities outside the US.

Kevin Peterson, SVP of AT&T's Digital Life Unit, says that the service will have a revised app and user interface (UI) in the next 30 days.

"We'll launch the UI and then we'll add in location," Peterson says. Video services are also on the menu for the future.

AT&T's Digital Life service is a home security and automation system that is installed by technicians, and can be controlled over a variety of devices using the operator's wired and wireless networks. It competes in the US with older home security specialists like ADT and numerous newer entrants, including many cable providers. (See AT&T Launches Digital Life Service in 15 Markets.)

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AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) is also expecting to further expand outside the US with Digital Life. AT&T has already licensed Digital Life technology to Telefónica in Europe. (See AT&T & Telefónica Extend Digital Life to Europe.)

Peterson says AT&T is now talking to other carriers in Europe and the Middle East, too.

Digital Life is currently in 82 markets in the US. Peterson is reluctant to put an exact number on how much that might expand this year, but allows that the service might be in around 90 markets by the end of 2015.

— Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, Light Reading

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