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AT&T unveils IoT management platform

Businesses can configure the platform to work across various operator networks

Multi-Network Connect has one interface to manage all IoT endpoints
Multi-Network Connect has one interface to manage all IoT endpoints

AT&T has announced it is rolling out a cloud-based platform for businesses to manage Internet of Things (IoT) devices across multiple cellular and satellite networks, operators and regions.

The Multi-Network Connect platform enables users to manage devices over multiple access technologies like 2G, 3G, 4G LTE, low-power wide area (LPWA) and satellite.


Businesses can configure the platform to work across various operator networks, the telecoms firm said.


The aim is to save time and operational costs by managing all IoT connected endpoints from a single portal – a so-called ‘single pane of glass’ – with one log-in and password.


“Businesses are constantly deploying millions of connected devices around the world. Everything from asset trackers and connected vehicles to smart cities and industrial equipment,” said Chris Penrose, president, Internet of Things solutions, AT&T.


“These customers come to us for help in managing their diverse portfolios. We built Multi-Network Connect to meet this need with one interface to manage all IoT endpoints through a single pane of glass.”


Multi-Network Connect supports the Globecomm satellite IoT platform and future enhancements are expected to enable support for the Bridge Alliance shared IoT platform.


Multi-Network Connect also:

  • Generates end-point reports from all supported platforms and puts them on one screen
  • Aims to speeds time-to-market for customer business applications and lowers development cost through access to data from all supported platforms.

AT&T Multi-Network Connect is currently in beta and commercial deployment is expected in 2018.


The company will be showcasing its IoT platforms at Mobile World Congress (booth 4D30) at Barcelona, Spain, (26 February – 1 March 2018).


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