DALLAS, Sept. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- AT&T* and SAP AG (NYSE: SAP) are working to help simplify the enterprise mobile lifecycle including mobile application development, mobile security and management for businesses. AT&T today announced that the comprehensive suite of mobile solutions from SAP is expected to be available to AT&T business customers in the fourth quarter of 2013.
Utilizing the SAP® Mobile Platform, a mobile application development platform, AT&T customers can develop, launch, distribute and manage mobile apps, content and devices that integrate with existing infrastructures, including both SAP as well as non-SAP back-end systems. As a result of this collaboration, businesses can benefit from the wide range of mobility solutions that AT&T and SAP have to offer, including enterprise mobility management solutions and an existing library of pre-packaged mobile business applications.
"Mobilizing business processes is a top priority for our customers. They're focused on mobile applications that go beyond voice, data and email that truly change the way they work," said Chris Hill, Senior Vice President, Advanced Solutions, AT&T Business Solutions. "In collaboration with SAP, we can help businesses achieve new levels of productivity and innovation."
"Mobility is changing the way we live and operate in every industry," said Kevin Ichhpurani, senior vice president, Business Development and Ecosystem Innovation, SAP. "For everything from mobile security for the world of BYOD, to mobile apps built using our mobile platform, SAP's vision is to intelligently unwire the planet. As such, we are excited to help ensure companies of all sizes can gain access to the industry's state of the art enterprise mobile solutions."
With the expertise of AT&T Mobility Solutions Services that handle the project from start to finish including development and design, AT&T offers "one-stop shopping" for businesses that want to get their mobile apps up and running quickly.
The new relationship between SAP and AT&T is an extension of the AT&T Mobile Application Development portfolio.
AT&T's Outstanding Network
AT&T has the fastest and now most reliable 4G LTE network, as supported by independent third-party data.** The great performance of AT&T's 4G LTE network continues to be validated by independent third-party testing:
- AT&T's 4G LTE service was recognized as having faster average download and upload speeds than any of its competitors in PCWorld/TechHive's most recent 20-market speed tests – the second consecutive year that AT&T has ranked 1st overall. PCWorld/TechHive also ranked AT&T's as the fastest combination of 3G and 4G services in the 20 cities it tested. ***
- AT&T was named America's fastest 4G LTE network in PC Magazine's 2013 Fastest Mobile Networks 30-market study – and also swept the top rankings in all six U.S. regions from coast to coast: Northeast, Southeast, North-Central, South-Central, Northwest and Southwest. ****
*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.
** Speed claim based on comparison of national carriers' average 4G LTE download speeds. Reliability claim compares data transfer completion rates on nationwide 4G LTE networks. LTE is a trademark of ETSI. 4G LTE not available everywhere.
*** PCWorld/TechHive, May 23, 2013, "AT&T clocks best overall speeds with 3G/4G combo"
**** PC Magazine, June 17, 2013; http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2420333,00.asp
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