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AT&T wants connected homes and vehicles to better communicate

AT&T wants to stay on top of the surging Internet of Things (IoT) market, hoping to connect smart homes with connected vehicles
By: Michael Hatamoto | Connectivity & Communications News | Posted: Mar 4, 2015 5:50 am

AT&T is strengthening its connected technology offering, saying it will link car and smart home technologies to provide even better service to customers. The company didn't provide financial revenue figures related to IoT, but said it has sold around 20 million connected sensors, while creating new partnerships with US automakers.




"Once you've told your home when the car is (for instance) within 20 feet of the house to please open the garage door, put the lights on, turn the alarm off, move the thermostat up, you can have those inanimate objects, the home and your car, really taking care of you," said Glenn Lurie, chief executive of AT&T Mobility, in a statement to Reuters.


There is a growing fight among ISPs and wireless carriers to help power connected services, as AT&T, Verizon Wireless, Google, and other major companies jump into the market.


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