AT&T today announced its Internet of Things (IoT) agreement with China Mobile enabling its global business customers to connect and deploy their assets and offerings in China market.
China Mobile has the largest 4G network in the world covering more than 1.3 billion people in the country. China Mobile has more than 500 million 4G subscribers on its network. AT&T serves nearly 3.5 million business customers, helping them connect their devices around the world.
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“China holds opportunity for our global business customers,” said Chris Penrose, president, Internet of Things Solutions at AT&T. “Working with China Mobile means we can develop that opportunity. This makes it an even more exciting time to be in the IoT.”
China Mobile and AT&T will be developing a new tech platform that will seamlessly move a business customer’s AT&T IoT subscription over to China Mobile’s local service. The switch will help simplify the supply chain for AT&T’s global customers looking to expand to China.
“We believe this will help unlock new options and experiences for our customers while achieving one of our core goals – increasing the number of connected devices on our network,” said Li Feng, chairman and CEO of China Mobile International.
Avnet in IoT deal with AT&T
Technology distributor Avnet today said it will offer AT&T’s Internet of Things (IoT) managed services as a part of Avnet’s IoT solutions.
Avnet will integrate AT&T’s cloud application development supported by AT&T M2X and AT&T Flow Designer platforms.
Avnet and AT&T will launch the Avnet Global LTE IoT Starter Kit in the second quarter of 2017 for the development of sensor-to-cloud applications and services.
“The combination of AT&T’s IoT managed services and Avnet’s new Global LTE IoT Starter Kit offers developers a unique set of tools and services that will simplify and accelerate the creation of connected IoT devices,” said Tim Barber, senior vice president, global design chain business development, Avnet.
“Together we’re helping bring IoT innovations to life faster and more efficiently than ever before,” said Mike Troiano, vice president, AT&T Internet of Things.