AT&T, Globecomm to Offer IoT Connectivity Bridging Mobile and Satellite
Globecomm will be AT&T’s IoT partner for satellite connectivity services, enabling AT&T to leverage DirecTV’s satellite portfolio to connect Internet of Things (IoT) devices, machines and sensors to the Internet.
The new service will allow IoT devices to operate on mobile networks when a signal is available, and then automatically switch to satellite when mobile service is unavailable, including tractors on farms, generators in the desert or oil pipelines in remote regions, AT&T says.
In 2015, AT&T signed more than 300 deals with companies to connect devices across multiple industries, including manufacturing, energy, automotive, shipping, healthcare, home security and smart city sectors, AT&T says.
The company has been particularly aggressive in the automotive area, signing deals with major manufacturers in the U.S. and Europe.