LTE-M promises to transform the Internet of Things (IoT) by connecting more “things” in more places than ever before. We spoke with Cameron Coursey, vice president of IoT Solutions, AT&T, about what companies need to know. What is LTE-M and why is it a game changer for IoT? LTE-M connects IoT devices and applications directly […]
In an announcement timed with this year’s MWC Americas, the city of Atlanta is receiving an Internet of Things (IoT) boost, in the form of a sensor-enabled data network that monitors traffic, parking, and pedestrian movement. AT&T, Current by GE, and Georgia Power have collaborated to fit 200 LED streetlights in the North Ave. Corridor, Buckhead […]
As residents on or near the coast of Texas continue to try to pick up the pieces of devastation brought on by Hurricane Harvey, the ability to communicate to the outside world has become more and more important. Yesterday, AT&T deployed a fleet of 46 drones to inspect areas in South Texas that have been […]
Your IoT devices may soon have a new network to connect to in order to transmit data directly to the cloud. AT&T has completed its nationwide rollout of its LTE-M Internet of Things (IoT) network. This rollout, which involved a software update to AT&T’s existing LTE network, enables IoT devices to connect from more places, […]
The recent Mobile World Congress in Barcelona revealed that while few brand new and innovative smart city deployments are center stage, it’s an area of technology that is intensely interesting to many and worthy of much consideration. Here are some of my thoughts based on what was showcased: Idea #1: Traditional industries should continue to form […]
Chicago will be the site of another smart city initiative as CIVIQ Smartscapes announced plans to launch a new Wi-Fi powered pilot project. Milford, Ma.-based CIVIQ will install interactive devices in downtown Chicago that offer high-speed public Wi-Fi. On top of wireless connectivity, the Waypoint devices will also provide such digital services as wayfinding, safety […]
AT&T announced two new Internet of Things (IoT) starter kits at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2017 in Las Vegas, one for Amazon Web Services (AWS) developers, the other for developers that use Raspberry Pi. It comes six months after the launch of the wireless giant’s first starter kit. The two new kits look to […]
AT&T and the City of Chicago are deepening their smart city partnership with a pilot project for smart kiosks and bus shelters. The telecoms giant is expanding its smart cities work in the city with the new structures that will provide free Wi-Fi. The announcement of the project, which will roll the technology out within […]
In a technological advance that could drastically extend the global reach of wireless web access, AT&T Labs unveiled a project to deliver ultra-fast wireless broadband over power lines. The research and development wing of U.S. communications giant AT&T unveiled Project AirGig today. The company said the project is still deep in the experimentation stage but […]
Biotricity has selected AT&T as its prefered network partner, providing the wireless carrier entry into the medical market. AT&T has a pilot program in place that provides Biotricity with “near real-time connectivity for data transmission.” That will expand to a full program later this year, when Biotricity launches its first wearable. See Also: IoT revenues […]
Israel’s Bezeq is the latest telecoms company to springboard into the smart city arena off their own internet infrastructure. Fortune says the country’s largest telecommunications company has earmarked millions of dollars for smart city investments. Among Bezeq’s earliest ventures is its pilot program in the city of Modi’in, in between Jerusalem and Tel Aviv. Hundreds of sensors […]
Chris Penrose is a Senior Vice President for AT&T Mobility. More importantly, he is with their IoT Solutions group, leading the charge in launching their innovative foundry program. ReadWrite: So tell us a little bit about your group? Chris Penrose: My team is the Internet of Things Solutions Organization here at AT&T. We were founded […]
Hitachi is doubling down on its already sizeable Internet of Things (IoT) interests with a $2.8 billion investment in IoT-related activities over the next three years. As well, the Japanese industrial giant unveiled a new U.S.-based unit that will focus on boosting its booming IoT business and launched a new IoT core platform. According to a […]
A new report shows healthy revenues for 21 benchmarked Internet of Things (IoT) companies in the last quarter of 2015, with revenue growing by almost 15% to levels approaching $7 billion. Cloud computing and IT infrastructure are especially potent drivers of IoT revenues, as vendors help companies cope with ever increasing rivers of data. In […]
Google Wallet gets a boost.
Net neutrality is just all right with one wireless provider.
The feds say AT&T hoodwinked users.
Bigger is better, or at least more popular.
Hint: It’s not Google.
Look out, AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint.