Connected World

Connections lead to dialogue – between people, machines, nature and much more. How can the technology that weaves through our connected world help build a better tomorrow? By connecting our world, we can help build safer communities and more efficient cities and businesses. We can optimize the use of valuable resources like energy and water, while also helping to reduce costs and transforming the way we live. We’re creating technology that empowers us – our 120 million wireless customers, large and small companies, big cities, small towns and more – to accomplish incredible things. Together we can tackle today’s issues to make a positive impact on our world.

Smart Cities

A smart city optimizes how we use valuable resources, like energy and water, to help improve quality of life, positively impact our planet and open new economic opportunities.

Cities currently account for 60-80 percent of energy consumption and 75 percent of CO2 emissions worldwide.1  What are we doing to tackle this and more of Earth’s greatest challenges? With our Smart Cities framework, we are connecting things like utility meters, street lights and water pipes to help cities transform how they serve their citizens and  use natural resources. We’re helping cities become cleaner, safer and stronger.

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1 United Nations:


To meet the challenges of today and tomorrow, electricity’s generation, transmission and use is being reinvented. Maximizing energy efficiency through smart energy grids and technology like intelligent city lighting is only the beginning of what is possible.


$119.1M realized in annualized energy savings from 15,050 energy projects

Our technology and connectivity enables energy solutions that can lead to resource and financial savings – from facilitating the integration of renewable energy on smart grids to making it easier for individuals to turn off lights and air conditioners from anywhere. 

See examples through the Smart grid and connected homes.

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Per the GeSI Smarter 2030 report. 


5.9M gallons of unleaded gasoline avoided in 2015 through use of 11,257  Alternative Fuel Vehicles (AFVs)

Fleet and Logistics

Moving things from point A to point B is a critical function for any business. Doing so efficiently is smart business, and doing so while reducing fuel and emissions is even better. 

Fleets everywhere, including ours, are using mobile technology to determine which vehicles need maintenance, to find better routes and much more. 

See examples through AT&T Cargo View with FlightSafe®, AT&T Drive Connected Cars and Fleet Management.

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Per the GeSI Smarter 2030 report. 


As a resource that’s increasingly scarce in many regions of the world, water is essential for our ways of life. It’s the refreshing drink on a hot day. It’s critical to our food supply. It keeps business data centers cool and running.

Hydropoint, a provider of smart water management solutions uses AT&T’s M2M technology to reduce wastewater consumption through continuous monitoring and data collection.

Technology helps to keep the tap flowing only when it should. From detecting water leaks to determining when crops are hydrated, we are helping our customers use water more efficiently.

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Healthcare and Lifestyle

Access healthcare professionals whenever you need them from wherever you are, with the knowledge that they will have your records available at their fingertips and can share them with other experts as needed. 

HipLink® presented by AT&T — a notification platform for healthcare professionals, IT and hospital operations — is one such service. By using HipLink, healthcare professionals can consolidate multiple functions, devices and workflows into a single, convenient messaging platform with the potential to reduce costs, simplify workflows and improve patient care.

Soon 1.6 billion people could have access to eHealth services. Not only will this make our lives, and your doctors’ lives easier, but it will also help us stay healthier and be far more efficient. So, keep eating an apple a day, but know your doctor is in your pocket. 

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