AT&T to control vast majority of 5G spectrum, following $1.6bn acquisition

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AT&T to control vast majority of 5G spectrum, following $1.6bn acquisition

For all intents and purposes, it looks like AT&T is going to own a majority of 5G wireless connections in the US. The company has announced that it has acquired Straight Path Communications for $1.6 billion. Not familiar with the name? That’s totally understandable. “Straight Path is the largest commercial holder of the 39 GHz spectrum, with about 95 percent of the total licenses commercially available, as well as a significant holder of 28 GHz in major markets, including New York and San Francisco,” the company’s website reads. Continue reading “AT&T to control vast majority of 5G spectrum, following $1.6bn acquisition”

AT&T plans wider deployment of LTE-M network for Internet of Things

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AT&T plans wider deployment of LTE-M network for Internet of Things

AT&T plans nationwide deployment of its LTE-M network for Internet of Things (IoT) ahead of schedule in second quarter of 2017.  We’re also planning LTE-M availability in Mexico by the end of the year.
The roll out will ultimately support a North American footprint across the AT&T 4G LTE network in the U.S. and Mexico. Our 4G LTE network now covers nearly 400 million people in the U.S. and Mexico[2]. Continue reading “AT&T plans wider deployment of LTE-M network for Internet of Things”

Industry-leading Cybersecurity and IoT Experts Form IoT Cybersecurity Alliance

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Industry-leading Cybersecurity and IoT Experts Form IoT Cybersecurity Alliance

AT&T*, IBM, Nokia, Palo Alto Networks, Symantec and Trustonic are joining forces to innovate in the security space. They’ll use their combined expertise to help tackle today’s top Internet of Things (IoT) security challenges.

This IoT Cybersecurity Alliance combines industry-leading security providers and IoT experts. The group will research and raise awareness of ways to better secure the IoT ecosystem.

As the number and kinds of connected devices multiply, so have the security risks. In the past 3 years, AT&T has seen a 3,198% increase in attackers scanning for vulnerabilities in IoT devices. Continue reading “Industry-leading Cybersecurity and IoT Experts Form IoT Cybersecurity Alliance”

AT&T report, Cybersecurity Insights: The CEO’s Guide to Securing the Internet of Things

The rapid rise of a new generation of connected, intelligent devices — collectively known as the Internet of Things or IoT — is more than just the latest digital disruption to impact businesses of all sizes. The IoT presents vast opportunities for organizations to improve internal efficiencies, serve customers better, enter new markets, and even build new business models.

More IoT devices are coming online each and every day. Through connected devices, health care is improving patient care; for example, a diabetic patient’s blood sugar level can now be monitored remotely, enabling a quick response to a possible life-threatening situation. Read more

Source: corp.att.com

“The Internet of Things is driving the future of digital business transformation” – Presented by Liam O’Malley, AT&T

IoT is about more than just connecting things to the internet. It’s about harnessing people, processes and technology focused on business use cases to drive real time insight and better business outcomes – whether that be increasing efficiency, productivity or competitive advantage. In short, in an ever increasing mobile & digital world, it is becoming a powerful enabler of business transformation.

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