The job of innovation is never done. We’re already embedding pre-emptive security in our network and working with AST Space Mobile on 5G to unmodified smartphones via satellite.
According to many analysts, the next decade is all about converged connectivity, which will be key to enabling mainstream AI and other breakthroughs.
The idea is that everything from appliances to wearables to cars aren’t just connected. They’re also fast becoming converged into a single wireless-broadband ecosystem tuned to your preferences wherever you are.
Take, for example, a car connected to the mobile network. It can know when you’re 10 minutes from home. At that point, it could send a signal to your smart home system to turn on the lights and A/C. Your role: Just concentrate on driving.
And beyond that? Things become a bit hazier. Much is in the hands of creative developers to whom we’ve given open access to our network Application Programming Interfaces. That’s a fancy way of saying they can build brilliant new applications directly into our network for consumers and businesses.
What’s not hazy is our role. No doubt, the AT&T wireless network will always be at the center of innovation – as it has been since that fall day in Chicago 40 years ago.