AT&T M2M News
Learn about AT&T as a leader in machine-to-machine (M2M) communications, read recent M2M announcements, and view related media.
As a leader in machine-to machine (M2M) communications, AT&T is helping to lead the emergence of the real-time, adaptive enterprise. Our goal is to help drive wireless capabilities into a wide variety of devices beyond traditional handsets, allowing our business customers to reduce operational costs and enable new revenue opportunities.
AT&T defines M2M communications as a set of networking and IT technologies, which connects the physical systems of the world such as power meters, trucks, containers, cars, pipelines, wind farm turbines, vending machines and any electronic device which would benefit from 2-way communications.
AT&T has a proven M2M success record, with millions of emerging devices in active service and industry analyst recognition for solution deployment experience and capability.
- Recently, AT&T has seen increasing demand for M2M solutions. Connected device opportunities with business customers have tripled in the past year.
- As of Q1 2014, AT&T has 17 million connected devices on our network.
- AT&T has certified 1,800 connected devices and that number is growing.
M2M solutions have the potential to extend the reach of your business, allowing you to capture information and control resources almost anywhere, to change processes within your organization and to develop enhanced customer services. There has never been a better time to explore the possibilities of M2M and its potential for providing a competitive advantage in your industry.
Visit AT&T M2M Solutions for more information on our M2M services.
With mobile communications now an integral part of the modern enterprise, executives are increasingly willing to explore M2M solutions as ways to gain a competitive advantage:
- Shippers track containers, trucks, and high-value or temperature-sensitive cargo.
- Car and equipment rental companies locate, monitor and remotely lock or unlock vehicles.
- Utilities use smart meters to monitor the electricity grid and isolate problems.
- Retailers can track and restock inventory.
- Service providers can plan routing of client site calls.
M2M devices are being integrated into digital billboards, allowing changes based on time of day or day of week and enabling global updates to be performed from a central location. They are also being embedded into traditional and electric vehicles to enable the owner to monitor and control vehicle charge settings, plan journeys, locate charging stations and pre-heat or cool the car. Automakers and other manufacturers are also making extensive use of M2M to monitor, control and connect complex systems that link individual machine components on the plant floor with advanced control systems and, ultimately, manufacturing or enterprise resource planning software.
Healthcare is another area of great potential, with M2M platforms being developed to support chronic disease management, general wellness and fitness, and help the elderly who choose to remain living in their own homes. In addition, the pharmaceutical supply chain continues to evolve and will require greater M2M visibility of product being distributed around the world.
Companies around the world are turning to technology not only to transform the way they do business, but also to stand out as a leader in their respective industries.
In The News
May 7, 2014
Perspectives: Partnering to succeed in the Internet of Things
May 7, 2014
Dataquest: M2M is the next revolution in terms of gaining productivity
May 5, 2014
InformationWeek: Internet Of Things: What's Holding Us Back
February, 19, 2014
E-Commerce Times: IBM, AT&T Hook Up on Internet of Things
February, 24, 2014
Light Reading: AT&T Gauging Potential Customers For Its M2M Offerings
Jan 17, 2014
Microwaves & RF: M2M Developer Kit Aims to Spur Marketplace Innovation
Oct 9, 2013
All Things D: Rise of the Machines
Aug 22, 2013
Inbound Logistics: Get Airborne with Asset Tracking
Aug 6, 2013
Forbes: Machine To Machine Connections - The Internet Of Things - And Energy
Jul 14, 2013
Hindu Times: The Right Time to Explore M2M Solutions
May 17, 2013
Machine to Machine Evolution: Your Machines Are Talking, Are You Listening?
May 15, 2013
Channel Partners Online: Rise of the Machines: Making Money in M2M
May 8, 2013
Connected World: M2M and the Era of the App
May 7, 2013
Machine to Machine Solutions: AT&T and Wipro Offer M2M Development Services across Multiple Industries
April 24, 2013
FierceWireless: M2M customers may feel the pain of AT&T's 2G shutdown
- Mobile World Live TV - Monetizing M2M
- AT&T Foundry: The Internet of Things
- TelecomTV: GSM has become M2M lingua franca
- White Paper: Developing Enterprise M2M Apps in Days or Weeks - Not Months or Years
- AT&T M2M Application Platform Powered by Axeda
- Visit AT&T M2M Solutions for more information on our services.
- Global SIM to learn how to deploy and control connected devices easily.
- M2M Applications to learn about pre-configured M2M solutions that can be implemented quickly and cost-effectively.
- Smart Grid Solutions to learn about the latest technology to modernize a grid, upgrade utility operations and improve customer satisfaction.
- AT&T Cargo View to learn how to improve transport operations of valuable cargo.
- M2M Application Platform to learn about our powerful application development environment that can reduce the time, cost, and complexity of M2M.