SOURCE: Globecomm

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April 25, 2016 03:01 ET

AT&T Enhances IoT Connectivity With New Satellite Services

Company Teams Up With Globecomm to Help Businesses Manage Assets in Remote Locations

HANNOVER, GERMANY--(Marketwired - Apr 25, 2016) - 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 the most hard-to-reach places.

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, businesses can ensure 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 seamlessly with our cellular network. That means businesses no longer need to purchase their cellular and satellite services separately. We're delivering one integrated solution for managing 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 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.

For more information about AT&T IoT Connectivity visit: http://www.att.com/iot.

*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.

**Gartner Press Release, Gartner Says 6.4 Billion Connected "Things" Will Be in Use in 2016, Up 30 Percent From 2015, November 10, 2015, http://www.gartner.com/newsroom/id/3165317

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.

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*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.

Contact Information

  • For more information, contact:
    Name: Jim Greer
    AT&T Corporate Communications
    Phone: (903) 910-4104
    Email: jg9415@att.com

    Name: Tom Murphy
    Globecomm Media Relations
    Phone: (831) 402-4142
    Email: tmurphy@calysto.com