New VoIP AT&T Solution for Small Business

AT&T Business in a Box provides small businesses and satellite offices of larger organizations a “single” consolidated infrastructure for the convergence of voice and data networks. Using a single network connection and device, this service offers:

  • Full integration
  • One “touch point”
  • Fully managed service
  • Firewall, VPN tunnel pass through, wireless access point (802.11b/g) & internet access
  • Migration strategy from analog to VoIP
  • Reduction of capital and operating expenses
  • Connections to your Key Systems and certified IP PBXs

With AT&T Business in a Box, you get an AT&T managed device equipped with data ports and connectors that deliver a range of features to help improve your productivity.

AT&T Adds Nearly 900,000 Connected Devices to Network in 2Q; Now Services Nearly 6.7 Million Connected Devices

AT&T*, which offers the nation’s fastest mobile broadband network,  announced today that nearly 3.4 million connected devices have been added to the AT&T network in the past three quarters, including roughly 900,000 connected devices in the second quarter. The total number of connected devices on the AT&T network – both emerging consumer devices and machine-to-machine – is nearly 6.7 million.

AT&T has certified more than 850 specialty consumer and machine-to-machine devices – such as eReaders, netbooks, digital photo frames, personal navigation devices, home security monitoring and smart grid devices – for use on its wireless network.

AT&T’s wireless network enables consumers and business customers access to a range of new, innovative solutions that make their lives and workplaces more efficient and productive. In addition to consumer electronics devices, these devices include rugged handsets and laptops for industrial environments, pallet tracking and utility meter-reading tools, and vending machine and healthcare monitoring devices.

Since forming a dedicated organization to focus on wirelessly connecting new categories of emerging devices in late 2008, AT&T has emerged as the clear industry leader in one of the wireless industry’s fastest growing areas. In addition, responding to the growing demand for emerging device solutions in the enterprise market, AT&T recently formed the Advanced Enterprise Mobility Solutions Group.  Created in May 2010, this group delivers advanced mobile applications and solutions for both traditional and emerging devices to businesses, governments and organizations of all sizes. By collaborating with teams across service platforms, the group accelerates the mobilization of applications for business customers, developers and independent software providers.

“AT&T is the network of choice for emerging devices,” said Glenn Lurie, president of emerging devices, resale and partnerships, AT&T. “Leading consumer electronics companies and business device manufacturers are selecting AT&T because we offer advantages our U.S. competitors cannot:  the nation’s fastest mobile broadband network, the GSM world standard for wireless technology – which allows customers to use their wireless devices for voice in more than 215 countries and data services in more than 185 through roaming agreements – and the nation’s largest Wi-Fi network.

“AT&T’s network is leading the world in mobile broadband usage, clear evidence that more device makers and mobile Internet customers recognize that we deliver an advanced mobile broadband experience,” Lurie said.

New Categories
In addition to an already leading portfolio of emerging devices, including ereaders, netbooks, personal navigation devices, and digital photo frames, AT&T has announced plans this year to support several new devices. Those new emerging device categories include:

Healthcare: AT&T will provide the nationwide network connection for Vitality, Inc’s GlowCaps, intelligent pill caps designed to help patients take medications regularly through a series of reminders, including light, sound, text message and phone call alerts if the cap is not opened as scheduled.  The AT&T connected pill caps are expected in market in the coming months.

Tracking: AT&T is providing the wireless connection for a pallet tracking device managed by American Security Logistics. The connected responder is placed in a shipping pallet and can be tracked by GPS, which helps feed information to a service bureau across AT&T’s nationwide network.  The responder will eventually extend to other devices, including those used to track pets and Alzheimer’s patients.

Tablets: OpenPeak, Inc., a leading provider of multimedia touch-screen devices and device management platforms, has selected AT&T as the wireless carrier for its upcoming OpenTabletTM multipurpose computing tablet. The tablet, expected in late 2010, will combine communications, entertainment and home management capabilities. The device will feature AT&T mobile broadband connectivity.

Supporting Emerging Devices Growth
AT&T supports a variety of emerging consumer electronic and business devices through a proprietary platform – AT&T Control Center, powered by Jasper Wireless. The platform accelerates market entry for connected devices while offering unique features such as instant activation and flexible rate plans that benefit device manufacturers and end-user customers, including consumers, small businesses and enterprises.

AT&T also operates a  dedicated emerging device certification lab in Austin which serves as the hub for testing network compatibility, data performance and audio quality for a broad range of non-traditional, wirelessly-enabled devices The lab also manages field tests for these devices in markets across the country.

Consumer electronics and next generation device manufacturers are encouraged to learn more about AT&T’s emerging devices organization through the dedicated www.att.com/edo web site.

The site includes AT&T M2M Developer Kits, a Device Certification On-Boarding Tool, and information to help prospective business allies determine the right business model, network options, product specifications, and potential customer care and distribution solutions

AT&T*, which offers the nation’s fastest mobile broadband network,  announced today that nearly 3.4 million connected devices have been added to the AT&T network in the past three quarters, including roughly 900,000 connected devices in the second quarter. The total number of connected devices on the AT&T network – both emerging consumer devices and machine-to-machine – is nearly 6.7 million.

AT&T has certified more than 850 specialty consumer and machine-to-machine devices – such as eReaders, netbooks, digital photo frames, personal navigation devices, home security monitoring and smart grid devices – for use on its wireless network.

AT&T’s wireless network enables consumers and business customers access to a range of new, innovative solutions that make their lives and workplaces more efficient and productive. In addition to consumer electronics devices, these devices include rugged handsets and laptops for industrial environments, pallet tracking and utility meter-reading tools, and vending machine and healthcare monitoring devices.

Since forming a dedicated organization to focus on wirelessly connecting new categories of emerging devices in late 2008, AT&T has emerged as the clear industry leader in one of the wireless industry’s fastest growing areas. In addition, responding to the growing demand for emerging device solutions in the enterprise market, AT&T recently formed the Advanced Enterprise Mobility Solutions Group.  Created in May 2010, this group delivers advanced mobile applications and solutions for both traditional and emerging devices to businesses, governments and organizations of all sizes. By collaborating with teams across service platforms, the group accelerates the mobilization of applications for business customers, developers and independent software providers.

“AT&T is the network of choice for emerging devices,” said Glenn Lurie, president of emerging devices, resale and partnerships, AT&T. “Leading consumer electronics companies and business device manufacturers are selecting AT&T because we offer advantages our U.S. competitors cannot:  the nation’s fastest mobile broadband network, the GSM world standard for wireless technology – which allows customers to use their wireless devices for voice in more than 215 countries and data services in more than 185 through roaming agreements – and the nation’s largest Wi-Fi network.

“AT&T’s network is leading the world in mobile broadband usage, clear evidence that more device makers and mobile Internet customers recognize that we deliver an advanced mobile broadband experience,” Lurie said.

New Categories
In addition to an already leading portfolio of emerging devices, including ereaders, netbooks, personal navigation devices, and digital photo frames, AT&T has announced plans this year to support several new devices. Those new emerging device categories include:

Healthcare: AT&T will provide the nationwide network connection for Vitality, Inc’s GlowCaps, intelligent pill caps designed to help patients take medications regularly through a series of reminders, including light, sound, text message and phone call alerts if the cap is not opened as scheduled.  The AT&T connected pill caps are expected in market in the coming months.

Tracking: AT&T is providing the wireless connection for a pallet tracking device managed by American Security Logistics. The connected responder is placed in a shipping pallet and can be tracked by GPS, which helps feed information to a service bureau across AT&T’s nationwide network.  The responder will eventually extend to other devices, including those used to track pets and Alzheimer’s patients.

Tablets: OpenPeak, Inc., a leading provider of multimedia touch-screen devices and device management platforms, has selected AT&T as the wireless carrier for its upcoming OpenTabletTM multipurpose computing tablet. The tablet, expected in late 2010, will combine communications, entertainment and home management capabilities. The device will feature AT&T mobile broadband connectivity.

Supporting Emerging Devices Growth
AT&T supports a variety of emerging consumer electronic and business devices through a proprietary platform – AT&T Control Center, powered by Jasper Wireless. The platform accelerates market entry for connected devices while offering unique features such as instant activation and flexible rate plans that benefit device manufacturers and end-user customers, including consumers, small businesses and enterprises.

AT&T also operates a  dedicated emerging device certification lab in Austin which serves as the hub for testing network compatibility, data performance and audio quality for a broad range of non-traditional, wirelessly-enabled devices The lab also manages field tests for these devices in markets across the country.

Consumer electronics and next generation device manufacturers are encouraged to learn more about AT&T’s emerging devices organization through the dedicated www.att.com/edo web site.

The site includes AT&T M2M Developer Kits, a Device Certification On-Boarding Tool, and information to help prospective business allies determine the right business model, network options, product specifications, and potential customer care and distribution solutions

AT&T Identified as a Leader in Telephony-Based Hosted Unified Communications by Leading Analyst Firm

  AT&T* announced that it has been recognized as a leader in the telephony-based hosted Unified Communications (UC) space in International Data Corporation’s (IDC’s) latest analysis of the trends in this market.

The report, IDC MarketScape: U.S. Telephony-Based Hosted Unified Communications, 2010 Vendor Analysis1 investigated hosted UC providers that “bring something interesting to the market”. IDC highlighted AT&T’s key strengths such as its extensive relationships with UC vendors such as Cisco, Microsoft and Avaya, and its focus on the unified experience through its own client, which can be delivered via a number of AT&T telephony solutions. AT&T’s further strategic advantages in the hosted UC arena, as noted by IDC, include:

  • AT&T’s ownership of its network, which enables control over quality of service and strong service-level agreements (SLAs) as well as security and privacy services;
  • Strong progress in the integration of AT&T’s wireline and wireless services, which delivers a more seamless AT&T experience to customers;
  • Impressive PBX functionality and AT&T solutions such as OfficeReach, an FMC solution delivered from the network.

“While the hosted UC space is still evolving, the solutions on the market today are strong indicators of just how powerful the hosted UC space will be going forward,” said Carrie MacGillivray, program manager in IDC’s Mobility and IP Communications program. “What goes on in this corner of communications is going to change how we do business from here on out. As an industry, we need to pay close attention to ensure the roads being paved today will lead us to a better tomorrow.”

“AT&T’s global IP network is the lynchpin in delivering a rich set of Unified Communications applications at the scale needed by global enterprises,” said Frank Zvi, Vice President of AT&T Unified Communications. “Our array of innovative conferencing and messaging solutions help businesses strengthen their efficiency and effectiveness in the dynamic global environment.”

AT&T’s Unified Communications offering includes solutions such as AT&T Connect®, which combines voice, web and videoconferencing in one product, enabling unlimited conferencing and collaboration; audioconferencing; videoconferencing; and web conferencing. For more information on AT&T’s UC solutions, go to http://www.att.com/gen/general?pid=7490.

IDC MarketScape vendor analysis model is designed to provide an overview of the competitive fitness of ICT (information and communications technology) suppliers in a given market. The research methodology utilizes a rigorous scoring methodology based on both qualitative and quantitative criteria that results in a single graphical illustration of each vendor’s position within a given market. IDC MarketScape provides a clear framework in which the product and service offerings, capabilities and strategies, and current and future market success factors of IT and telecommunications vendors can be meaningfully compared. The framework also provides technology buyers with a 360-degree assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of current and prospective vendors. The full report is available at http://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=222897.

*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. IDC, IDC MarketScape: U.S. Telephony-Based Hosted Unified Communications, 2010 Vendor Analysis, Doc #222897, May 2010

AT&T* today announced that it has been recognized as a leader in the telephony-based hosted Unified Communications (UC) space in International Data Corporation’s (IDC’s) latest analysis of the trends in this market.

The report, IDC MarketScape: U.S. Telephony-Based Hosted Unified Communications, 2010 Vendor Analysis1 investigated hosted UC providers that “bring something interesting to the market”. IDC highlighted AT&T’s key strengths such as its extensive relationships with UC vendors such as Cisco, Microsoft and Avaya, and its focus on the unified experience through its own client, which can be delivered via a number of AT&T telephony solutions. AT&T’s further strategic advantages in the hosted UC arena, as noted by IDC, include:

  • AT&T’s ownership of its network, which enables control over quality of service and strong service-level agreements (SLAs) as well as security and privacy services;
  • Strong progress in the integration of AT&T’s wireline and wireless services, which delivers a more seamless AT&T experience to customers;
  • Impressive PBX functionality and AT&T solutions such as OfficeReach, an FMC solution delivered from the network.

“While the hosted UC space is still evolving, the solutions on the market today are strong indicators of just how powerful the hosted UC space will be going forward,” said Carrie MacGillivray, program manager in IDC’s Mobility and IP Communications program. “What goes on in this corner of communications is going to change how we do business from here on out. As an industry, we need to pay close attention to ensure the roads being paved today will lead us to a better tomorrow.”

“AT&T’s global IP network is the lynchpin in delivering a rich set of Unified Communications applications at the scale needed by global enterprises,” said Frank Zvi, Vice President of AT&T Unified Communications. “Our array of innovative conferencing and messaging solutions help businesses strengthen their efficiency and effectiveness in the dynamic global environment.”

AT&T’s Unified Communications offering includes solutions such as AT&T Connect®, which combines voice, web and videoconferencing in one product, enabling unlimited conferencing and collaboration; audioconferencing; videoconferencing; and web conferencing. For more information on AT&T’s UC solutions, go to http://www.att.com/gen/general?pid=7490.

IDC MarketScape vendor analysis model is designed to provide an overview of the competitive fitness of ICT (information and communications technology) suppliers in a given market. The research methodology utilizes a rigorous scoring methodology based on both qualitative and quantitative criteria that results in a single graphical illustration of each vendor’s position within a given market. IDC MarketScape provides a clear framework in which the product and service offerings, capabilities and strategies, and current and future market success factors of IT and telecommunications vendors can be meaningfully compared. The framework also provides technology buyers with a 360-degree assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of current and prospective vendors. The full report is available at http://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=222897.

*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. IDC, IDC MarketScape: U.S. Telephony-Based Hosted Unified Communications, 2010 Vendor Analysis, Doc #222897, May 2010


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