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The AT&T M2M Application Platform will allow developers to build global M2M applications and link them to devices and assets via Internet, Wi-Fi, satellite or the AT&T network

AT&T announced the development of a single SIM that offers access to a global platform, which features application development, service management and support.

At the Mobile World Congress (MWC) conference in Barcelona, Spain, AT&T discussed a single SIM coupled with a service management platform, arms connected, machine-to-machine (M2M) device manufacturers and AT&T Control Center powered by Jasper Wireless. Together, vast and readily accessible wireless/mobile broadband coverage is available in key markets via a single SIM.

“Lessons learned by market leading manufacturers suggest that a single carrier supplier with a single SIM solution is often preferred over working directly with multiple regional wireless carriers,” said Glenn Lurie, president of emerging segments, AT&T. “Managing multiple relationships becomes increasingly complex and costly with each additional target market. With our single SIM dedicated exclusively to the Global M2M Offering, the benefit comes from a single solution, backed by an industry leading well managed platform. AT&T has made and will continue to make significant strategic investments with the world’s finest platform providers.”

The AT&T M2M Application Platform will allow developers to build global M2M applications and link them to devices and assets via Internet, Wi-Fi, satellite or the AT&T network. Customers can utilize the single SIM solution to help automate operations and decrease the cost of worldwide connected devices as well as M2M deployment.

“We’ve remained strategically important to our enterprise M2M customers due to our focus on providing the right combination of product, sales expertise, professional services, hardware and applications to support a global M2M deployment,” said Chris Hill, Vice President, Advanced Mobility Solutions, AT&T Business and Home Solutions. “We are committed to building the systems and business relationships required to support our customer global needs, whether that business construct is roaming, or some other business relationship.”

AT&T currently supports about 1,200 different connected devices.

Source: AT&T



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Missing the future
By drycrust3 on 2/28/2012 9:48:48 AM , Rating: 2
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Lessons learned by market leading manufacturers suggest that a single carrier supplier with a single SIM solution is often preferred over working directly with multiple regional wireless carriers

I was surprised to learn the the world's largest supplier of voice-telephony was Skype, who have more than 20% of the world market. The important thing with Skype is that it will work anywhere you can get internet, and it can work regardless of whether you have a PC with windows, a laptop with Linux Mint, a tablet, or a smartphone.
It is pretty obvious that people want to be able to use their mobile wherever they go, regardless of national borders, but there is a problem: the billing, or rather the "surprise" people get after using their mobile on another network.
If the phone companies want people to use their mobile phones around the world instead of using Skype then they need to sort out the billing. If they can't sort that out, then they can expect to end up pretty much as a local ISP.




RE: Missing the future
By name99 on 2/28/2012 12:51:21 PM , Rating: 2
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If the phone companies want people to use their mobile phones around the world instead of using Skype then they need to sort out the billing. If they can't sort that out, then they can expect to end up pretty much as a local ISP.


Exactly. I don't know why DailyTech even bothered to publish this. It's a whole lot of blah blah about a trivial part of the problem, while saying nothing about what is actually the important part of the problem.


Throttled service...now worldwide!
By jnemesh on 2/28/2012 12:25:53 PM , Rating: 2
Great! Now you can access AT&T's sub-par, throttled network globally!




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