Telefónica to Trial AT&T's Connected Home Technology in Europe
DALLAS and MADRID, Sept. 8, 2014 — AT&T* and Telefónica announced plans today for a limited trial of AT&T’s home security and automation service in Europe. By licensing the AT&T Digital Life platform, Telefónica can offer trial users a wireless home automation platform all managed through an easy-to-use, web-based user interface.
AT&T independently owns its platform, allowing for others to license a turnkey solution. AT&T Digital LifeTM is an IP-based, all wireless, home security, smart automation and energy management solution, all contained in an easy-to-use mobile app. Telefonica is the first company to license AT&T’s Digital Life platform.
“Telefónica is making the right move at the right time here to be an industry leader, because the connected home industry is growing quickly,” said Kevin Petersen, President, AT&T Digital Life. “The collaboration between Telefónica and AT&T gives OEMs and developers another channel to extend new services to global markets. There is no better platform for the connected home than Digital Life. Our service excels in security, ease-of-use, and the platform is built to expand and be open to third party technology.”
“We want our customers to have access to the best selection of digital products and services, and we believe that connected home services will provide consumers with greater convenience, control, and peace of mind,” said Michael Duncan, Telefónica Group Chief Marketing Officer. “AT&T Digital Life is the best-in-class Connected Home platform. When you add Telefónica’s local market insights, trusted brands, and innovative operating businesses -- it is a winning combination.”
AT&T is working with Telefónica to deploy the software and on-the-ground resources needed to operate the trial. AT&T can customize the user experience to be managed and hosted by Telefónica. AT&T Digital LifeTM offers several benefits to international providers interested in a home automation offering, including lower entry costs into a market that can potentially generate new revenue streams and reduce churn.
For more information about the Digital Life International B2B solution, visit www.att.com/digitallifeinternational.
*AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.
Telefónica is one of the largest telecommunications companies in the world in terms of market capitalisation and number of customers. With its best in class mobile, fixed and broadband networks, and innovative portfolio of digital solutions, Telefónica is transforming itself into a ‘Digital Telco’, a company that will be even better placed to meet the needs of its customers and capture new revenue growth.
The company has a significant presence in 24 countries and a customer base that amounts more than 313 million accesses around the world. Telefónica has a strong presence in Spain, Europe and Latin America, where the company focuses an important part of its growth strategy.
Telefónica is a 100% listed company, with more than 1.5 million direct shareholders. Its share capital currently comprises 4.551.024.586 ordinary shares traded on the Spanish Stock Market (Madrid, Barcelona, Bilbao and Valencia) and on those in London, New York, Lima, and Buenos Aires.
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