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As the demand for workspace services grows, the opportunity for telecommunications companies to add alternative noncellular wireless connectivity to their existing cellular solutions will also grow.


  • AT&T’s primary attention is on wide area networks and achieving global interoperability between access methods. But it has also recognized the need for access interoperability with and within local area networks.
  • The WAN opportunity is perhaps the most obvious for telcos. While waiting for commercial availability of 5G – a primarily IoT-focused technology – telcos must support alternative WANs.
  • Many people think of LANs as fixed to one space, however, there are many instances where this is not the case.

Features and Benefits

  • Highlights AT&T's approach to alternative wireless connectivity methods and evaluates strengths and opportunities.
  • Identifies the opportunities for telecommunications companies in managing the growing complexity of wireless solutions.

Key questions answered

  • What impact do noncellular wireless connectivity methods (e.g., BLE, ZigBee, LoRa, NB IoT and Sigfox) have on telecommunications companies' enterprise services offerings?
  • How is AT&T incorporating these new connectivity methods into its portfolio?
  • What opportunities do these new connectivity methods provide for other telecommunications companies?

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  • Summary
  • AT&T sees opportunity in both WAN and LAN
  • Telco opportunities lie in managing the growing complexity of solutions


  • Author

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