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Our selection for innovation of the month in February is AT&T’s partnership with connected car company CarForce for IoT-based telematics, which the companies will offer as part of an automated car maintenance service in markets globally, starting in Denmark.


  • AT&T’s partnership with CarForce makes strong business and strategic sense because it propels the company into an area of the automotive industry – advanced diagnostics – that it is unlikely to be able to compete in by itself.

Features and Benefits

  • Identifies the most innovative service launched in February 2018.
  • Identifies the need for such a service in its home and comparable markets.

Key questions answered

  • What was the most innovative service launched in February 2018?
  • How is it useful to its market?
  • How is it useful to other markets and service providers?

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  • Summary
  • AT&T shows how IoT can extend a telco's reach into new markets – with the right kinds of partnerships
  • Next steps: Strike more partnerships and demonstrate expertise in IoT data


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