[Via Satellite 04-25-2016] AT&T has partnered with Globecomm to launch a new service that combines satellite and cellular connectivity for the Internet of Things (IoT). Through the agreement, AT&T's IoT customers can operate on cellular when a signal is available, and then automatically switch to satellite when cell service is unavailable. The combined services enable greater coverage for remote and isolated assets.
"Businesses want more real-time visibility into their assets on a global scale," said Jon Kirchner, SVP of products and corporate strategy at Globecomm. "We're working with AT&T to offer seamless connectivity over a single platform. We're helping businesses collect and analyze critical information wherever their assets are – to generate operational improvements and hard Return on Investment (ROI) – on land or at sea."