SOURCE: Jason Hope, Entrepreneur

September 18, 2015 12:51 ET

Jason Hope Comments on Fortune Article About AT&T's Big Plans for Internet of Things

AT&T Is Focusing on Connecting Businesses With Cloud Providers and the Sensors They Need to Use to Hook Up Their Infrastructures to the Growing Internet of Things; With This Unique Approach, AT&T Hopes to Create a Niche for Itself in the Exploding Internet of Things World, According to a Recent Interview in Fortune

SCOTTSDALE, AZ--(Marketwired - September 18, 2015) - In a recent article in Fortune, AT&T leaders discussed their plans for the Internet of Things, and those plans are a little different than the plans of many of the company's competitors. Instead of focusing on creating new devices, and trying to sell those devices to consumers, the technology company is working to bring a more cooperative strategy to its development of the Internet of Things. Jason Hope believes that this approach, which aims at networking with developers to connect AT&T customers to startups in the connected world may be a profitable one.

In the September 15 article entitled "AT&T's plans for the Internet of Things goes way beyond the network" Stacey Higginbotham of Fortune discusses the way in which AT&T is trying to use the Internet of Things to connect its core phone and Internet businesses to developers and startups, all while adding its own products to the field. The tech giant is also adding consulting services to the mix and helping its customers integrate technology to create a connected world that works for them.

"This is a smart move," said Jason Hope. "Instead of trying to make an independent silo and forcing its customers to get into its pipeline, AT&T is trying to make the Internet of Things into something that will meet customers where they are. Integrating and connecting with developers could pay big dividends as AT&T grows into more than 'just a phone company.'"

In addition, AT&T is pushing hard to make a name for itself in the field of connected cars. In many new tech-heavy cars, like the Tesla, cellular connections are necessary to allow for software updates and navigation on built-in systems. AT&T is working to provide a Wi-Fi hotspot for cars to help meet this need.

About Jason Hope

Jason Hope is an Arizona native who works tirelessly to improve life for people in his local community. As a futurist and entrepreneur, he understands the power of technology, and hopes to improve the future by supporting technological advances. He spends much of his time and resources supporting research into changes that will improve the future for his local community. Learn more about his work at www.jasonhope.com.

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