By now, you’ve likely heard about the Internet of Things (IoT) and how it can change the world by connecting more “things” in more places than ever before.
As of June 2017, AT&T has nearly 34 million connected devices on our network – everything from cars and trucks to security alarms, irrigation pipes and shipping containers.
As of June 2017, AT&T has nearly 34 million connected devices on our network
Now, we’re taking IoT connectivity to the next level with our LTE-M network.
LTE-M is a Low-Power Wide-Area technology with many advantages over traditional LTE connectivity. These advantages include:
We deployed our LTE-M network across our nationwide 4G LTE network and we’re on track for deployment across our network in Mexico by the end of 2017. That means carrier-grade security and a North American footprint.
LTE-M is now part of our “network of networks” – including traditional cellular, low power, satellite, Wi-Fi and wired – that address a full range of use cases for our customers. We’re building a broad base of ecosystem collaborators, devices and applications for global markets and a more connected world.
To speed development and time to market for IoT devices, we’ve launched the AT&T IoT Accelerator Program. Through the program, we work with leading suppliers to provide AT&T network-certified low-cost modules that meet the needs of a broad range of IoT applications.
For example, we worked with Wistron NeWeb Corp. (WNC) to design new LTE-M modules priced for as low as $7.50. That’s the lowest price we’ve seen in the industry.
These modules are the size of a penny – ideal for personal wearables, smart meters, asset tracking, security and alarm monitoring, and more. By making it easy to obtain these modules directly from WNC, we can help customers bring their IoT solutions to market in a matter of weeks.
You can order the IMS2 module now; the IMA2 will be available in the first quarter of 2018.
Over the past few months, we’ve been working to put the right tools in place for IoT deployments through LTE-M in the U.S.
The pieces are coming together for the next chapter of IoT.
Visit the AT&T IoT Accelerator Program page to learn more about the program and order the WNC modules. Additionally, visit the AT&T IoT services page for information about services and support
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