Proving the Business Case for the Internet of Things

AT&T, Vodafone partner on auto IoT

William Payne
February 28, 2019

AT&T and Vodafone Business are collaborating on boosting IoT adoption in the car industry. The two companies will work to develop improved connected car platforms across North America, Europe and Africa.

The two companies are aiming to make it easier for car makers to develop connected car solutions that address the different market demands and regulations of each market, and work across multiple network operators and vendors. 

The stated goal is to simplify the deployment process, improve operations, develop new platform solutions, and make the network certification process easier.

The technologies that the two companies will address include: 5G and autonomous vehicle technology; vehicle-to-everything (V2X); in-vehicle entertainment; connected car applications and services; global service quality models; and connected car/ smart cities intersection.

"This alliance with Vodafone Business is a natural extension of our existing relationship," said Chris Penrose, President, Internet of Things Solutions, AT&T. "We each have rich experience in connected vehicle technology.  By working together, we can innovate faster and help our global customers bring connectivity, entertainment and telematics to more vehicles across our respective footprints."

"Our work with AT&T will benefit automotive manufacturers and their customers around the world as we simplify processes and provide a consistent experience to accelerate IoT adoption in this fast-moving market," said Stefano Gastaut, IoT Director, Vodafone Business. "As technology complexity increases, this is the right time to make technology adoption easier for the automotive industry to help them achieve their business outcomes. This is the goal of this alliance."