AT&T Ranked a Leading Competitor Among Global Carriers for Machine-to-Machine Services by Current Analysis

DALLAS, Nov. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- AT&T's* Machine-to-Machine (M2M) services received a top ranking in a recent report by Current Analysis.  The report commended AT&T for its flexible plans, real-time diagnostics, and M2M customer support. The report, "Machine to Machine Services Market: Competition Heats Up," highlights AT&T's strength in M2M implementation strategy and mobility services organization.

"AT&T is focused on driving wireless capabilities beyond traditional handsets into a wide array of devices," said Michael Antieri, President of Advanced Enterprise Mobility Solutions, AT&T Business Solutions. "Our investment in mobile applications, connected devices, and a team with strong industry expertise has enabled AT&T to achieve leadership in the emerging M2M space. Companies across many different industries will benefit from AT&T's M2M services, especially as we continue to develop new technology – and, as a result, new possibilities for mobile connectivity."

AT&T already delivers two-way communications to a variety of businesses, connecting power meters, trucks, containers, cars, pipelines, wind farm turbines, vending machines and more. For its customers, AT&T provides targeted consulting services, custom design and deployment services to simplify the technology adoption process. Current Analysis cited AT&T's customer care as one of the reasons for its M2M superiority.

In the Current Analysis report, analyst Kathryn Weldon wrote that AT&T "stands out as having one of the most comprehensive M2M services portfolio, with a strategy likely to succeed in the market." As demand for M2M capabilities grows and competition from other providers increases, AT&T is well positioned to expand its M2M services.

For more information on AT&T's Machine-to-Machine solutions for businesses and organizations of all sizes, visit AT&T Machine-to-Machine Services.

*AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.

About AT&T

AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) is a premier communications holding company. Its subsidiaries and affiliates – AT&T operating companies – are the providers of AT&T services in the United States and around the world. With a powerful array of network resources that includes the nation's fastest mobile broadband network, AT&T is a leading provider of wireless, Wi-Fi, high speed Internet and voice services. A leader in mobile broadband, AT&T also offers the best wireless coverage worldwide, offering the most wireless phones that work in the most countries. It also offers advanced TV services under the AT&T U-verse® and AT&T | DIRECTV brands. The company's suite of IP-based business communications services is one of the most advanced in the world. In domestic markets, AT&T Advertising Solutions and AT&T Interactive are known for their leadership in local search and advertising. In 2010, AT&T again ranked among the 50 Most Admired Companies by FORTUNE® magazine. 

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