AT&T fires up IoT network in the US
AT&T has launched its nationwide Internet of Things LTE-M network ahead of schedule in the US.
The network, which will be used to link up IoT devices and applications, went live across the company’s 4G network after a software upgrade. The move represents another step forward on the company’s roadmap to 5G and massive IoT connectivity, but comes almost two months after rival Verizon launched its own IoT LTE-M network.
“Our nationwide LTE-M deployment is another example of AT&T’s continued investment and leadership in IoT,” said Chris Penrose, president of IoT Solutions at AT&T.
The deployment follows the successful launch by AT&T of an IoT node site in San Francisco last October. The telco also plans to deploy LTE-M across Mexico by the end of 2017 to create a North American footprint covering 400 million people. Read the full article here.