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Today in New York, we’re showcasing unique projects that demonstrate our vision for the network of the future. 

That network, which we call the User-Defined Network Cloud, will be more flexible, efficient and aware of specific applications. We’re working to drive change from dedicated single-purpose network appliances to software-based controllers – making the network faster, simpler and more scalable in the process.

One demo, SIM-based Security developed by Adam Lotia at the AT&T Foundry, integrates information on a smart card into the SIM card in each user’s smartphone.  SIM-based Security’s technology helps to eliminate the need to carry both an employee ID and a phone.  A user can simply be authenticated by the phone they are already carrying. 

For more information, or to read the full post, check out our Innovation Blog.