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At last month’s AT&T 2016 Industry Analyst Summit in Dallas, AT&T laid out new directions for its IoT strategy and elaborated on how it’s continuing to develop those IoT areas it is already active in.


  • A multi-network approach to provisioning IoT connectivity is at the core of the AT&T strategy to support the ongoing high growth in data demand.
  • The operator is building a strong vertical strategy; AT&T identified fleet, healthcare, asset management, smart cities, and drones as IoT focus areas, along with continuing to develop its strengths in connected car.
  • Security, including the ability to ensure secure end-to-end solutions using AT&T IoT platforms, is being positioned as an important differentiator; AT&T is also placing increasing emphasis on serving as a partner to IoT clients as well as to the entire ecosystem.

Features and Benefits

  • Understand the most important new IoT initiatives AT&T is developing, including LTE-M launch plans and AWS partnership.
  • Identify the key differentiators for AT&T’s IoT propositions across both vertical and horizontal capabilities.

Key questions answered

  • What are the most important elements of AT&T’s IoT strategy, and how effectively is AT&T growing its IoT offerings?
  • What recent and near-term IoT moves is AT&T making – partnerships, technology solutions, new commercial propositions, and capabilities such as cybersecurity?

Table of contents

Ovum view

  • Summary
  • AT&T's strength in IoT continues to show through its numbers
  • A more verticalized approach and emphasis on IoT investment and partnerships (including AWS)
  • Ovum's observations and recommendations


  • Further reading
  • Author

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