AT&T and Ericsson Team Up for Global Device Connectivity
* 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
* 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.Â 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
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sustainable societies around the world.
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We operate in 180 countries and employ more than 100,000 people.Â Founded in
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