AT&T and Cisco Launch 5G Service for the Internet of Things

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ByChantal Polsonetti
Acquisition or Partnership

AT&T and Cisco have introduced 5G network capabilities to boost performance for Internet of Things (IoT) applications across the US.  The AT&T 5G network is now ready to deliver lower latency and faster speeds for enterprise customer IoT deployments using 5G certified devices.

AT&T Control Center powered by Cisco gives businesses near real-time visibility of all the IoT devices on their network and helps mitigate security risks, identifies anomalies in data usage, and optimizes traffic classification reporting.

Adding the capabilities of AT&T’s nationwide sub-6GHz 5G network enables enterprises, such as manufacturing, automotive and entertainment, to begin to take advantage of the higher bandwidth and lower latency currently available to more than 251 million people across the country. For example:

  • Owners of 5G-capable connected vehicles will be able to experience faster speeds for downloading, streaming, and sharing music, video, software updates, navigation and mapping while on-the-go.
  • Mobile Personal Emergency Response Device providers and users can have an improved sense of independence and security with faster response times provided via 5G.
  • Manufacturers can take advantage of 5G’s-low latency speeds to use camera technology to monitor and identify product defects in near real time on the assembly line to reduce waste.

Adding 5G opens the door to massive IoT connectivity that will create opportunities to transform retail, make autonomous vehicles and smart factories a reality, and revolutionize healthcare.


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