AT&T and Ericsson team up for global device connectivity
January 7, 2013, 23:31 (CET):
Ericsson to provide testing and verification for devices within AT&T's Global SIM Program prior to launch of each device
Connected devices are proliferating and providing new services in all areas of life
AT&T's single SIM solution accelerates and simplifies market entry for its device manufacturers on a global scale
AT&T has selected Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) to provide testing and verification for devices within its Global SIM Program. Ericsson will test the performance for each manufacturer's device to ensure the devices are compatible with regulatory and international carrier requirements and networks.
Device verification and carrier certifications are crucial to robust, optimized device performance across the extensive, standards-based mobile broadband infrastructure that Ericsson delivers globally.
According to the agreement, AT&T's global SIM devices will be verified and tested by Ericsson prior to launch in Ericsson labs throughout the world.
As the global leader in mobile networks, Ericsson is able to help operators like AT&T secure the best customer experience by helping them make devices more network friendly, as well as making networks more device friendly. Through its global device labs, Ericsson is able to ensure maximum performance for both device manufacturers and network operators.
AT&T has a recognized leading position for connected device growth. In 2012 it launched the innovative AT&T Global SIM program, which is in line with its strategic intent to expand its international business and take its vision for connected devices to the next level.
"Ericsson's global market leadership makes it a true one-stop-shop for device and application verification," said Glenn Lurie, President of Emerging Devices, Resale and Partnership, AT&T. "The result is an additional enhancement for our customers, wherever in the world they may travel."
Vish Nandlall, CTO and SVP Strategy and Marketing, Ericsson North America, said: "Ericsson and AT&T share a vision for a Networked Society, where connected devices will proliferate and provide new services in all parts of our lives. AT&T's expansion as a global player in connected devices will help realize opportunities for seamless launch of devices that make our lives and businesses more efficient."
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