John Donovan, senior executive vice president of AT&T Technology and Operations

 “When we talk about improving the network, what we mean is addressing more than wires, and towers, and devices. We’re certainly doing those things as well, but our vision for the network is also much more than that. It’s not about just connecting two points; it’s also about adding those capabilities and intelligence onto the network. It’s the services that run over that connection and not just the connection itself.”

Ralph de la Vega, president and CEO of AT&T Mobility and Business Solutions

“Last year, we signed 300 industrial IoT deals in the U.S. and abroad.  And we now have 25 million connected devices, as of the 3rd quarter of 2015. An unbelievable capability.”

Jeff Bradley, senior vice president of devices at AT&T Mobility

“This year’s Hackathon was crazy exciting. For starters, developers focused on building an app in categories like smart cities, sustainability, education, entertainment and home automation. High impact categories with brand new tech. For the first time ever, the Summit Hackathon spanned two countries – the U.S. and Mexico.”

Glenn Lurie, president and CEO of AT&T Mobility

“A smart city will deliver real and actionable intelligence to its citizens. With the right applications, solutions and connections, it can really transform people’s lives. We’re talking about connecting people’s lives from the minute they wake up; to the minute they go to bed.”

David Christopher, chief marketing officer of AT&T Mobility

“This is our rich communications platform and it is extremely powerful. We’ve already used it in 2015 to enable HD voice in Wi-Fi calling, advanced messaging, which many of you know allows users to send up to 10 megabyte files during a text conversation. Notifies when texts have been delivered, when they have been read, and when the other person in typing their reply. And HD video calling, which lets customers make and receive HD voice calls combined with real-time video. All of this importantly with no app to download, no separate account to configure, and no username or phone number.”

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