HANNOVER, Germany, April 25, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- AT&T* is helping businesses connect their assets all over the world. Through our new satellite connectivity services, companies can better manage their Internet of Things (IoT) deployments. They're able to track assets even in hard-to-reach places where cellular service may be limited or unavailable.
Businesses and government customers often have assets spread across the globe. It can be challenging to pull data from devices in remote areas with limited connectivity. Think of places like a tractor on a farm, a generator in the desert or oil pipelines in remote regions. With satellite connectivity and our existing cellular services, we can help businesses be confident that even their most isolated assets are working properly.
We've teamed up with Globecomm, a leading global solutions integrator and data management company, to launch a new service that allows satellite connectivity to work in conjunction with our cellular network. This allows IoT devices to operate on cellular when a signal is available, and then automatically switch to satellite when cell service is unavailable. That means businesses no longer need to purchase their cellular and satellite services separately. They can now use both to manage their IoT devices, networks and applications.
"We're offering a one-stop shop for IoT connectivity," said Mike Troiano, vice president, AT&T IoT Solutions. "Our customers now have a flexible, reliable and highly secure service to monitor their assets nearly anywhere. They don't have to choose one connectivity solution over the other – they can have the full package."
"Businesses want more real-time visibility into their assets on a global scale," said Jon Kirchner, senior vice president, Products and Corporate Strategy, Globecomm. "We're working with AT&T to offer near-seamless connectivity over a single platform. We're helping businesses collect and analyze critical information wherever their assets are – to generate operational improvements and hard ROI – on land or at sea."
Gartner forecasts that 6.4 billion connected "things" will be in use in 2016, up 30 percent from 2015.** According to Markets and Markets, those with satellite connectivity should grow 9.8 percent per year over the next four years.***
***Markets and Markets, "M2M Satellite Communication Market: Worldwide Market Forecast and Analysis (2014-2019)"
About Globecomm Globecomm is a leading global solutions integrator and data management company, offering wireline, wireless, IoT and satellite solutions that address the needs of industrial, commercial, media and government markets in more than 80 countries. The company employs technology expertise to help customers solve mission-critical problems for Industrial IoT, consulting services, system design and integration, maritime and mobile communications, media services, data analytics and networking. For more information, visit www.globecomm.com.
About AT&T AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) helps millions around the globe connect with leading entertainment, mobile, high-speed Internet and voice services. We're the world's largest provider of pay TV. We have TV customers in the U.S. and 11 Latin American countries. We offer the best global coverage of any U.S. wireless provider*. And we help businesses worldwide serve their customers better with our mobility and highly secure cloud solutions.
*Global coverage claim based on offering discounted voice and data roaming; LTE roaming; voice roaming; and world-capable smartphone and tablets in more countries than any other U.S. based carrier. International service required. Coverage not available in all areas. Coverage may vary per country and be limited/restricted in some countries.