AT&T boosts 5G for IoT with Cisco
AT&T and Cisco have launched 5G network capabilities that will enhance the performance of IoT applications across the US.
The Cisco-powered AT&T Control Center provides businesses with near real-time visibility of all the IoT devices on their networks, helping mitigate security risks and optimising traffic reporting. Boosted by the capabilities of AT&T’s sub-6GHz 5G network, the operator says enterprises in a variety of sectors can benefit from higher bandwidth and lower latency.
For example, owners of 5G-capable vehicles can gain faster speeds for downloading, streaming and sharing music, video, software updates and navigation, and manufacturers can use low-latency speeds to monitor and identify assembly-line product defects in real time.
“This is an important first step toward the IoT massive connectivity that will eventually create opportunities for enterprises to realise the full potential of IoT, said William Stovall, vice president for mobility, IoT and 5G at AT&T.
Masum Mir, vice president and general manager for cable, mobility and IoT at Cisco, added: “Together with AT&T, we are marking a milestone for AT&T Control Center customers to harness the power of 5G to connect industrial and business-critical devices for ultimate IoT visibility.”