AT&T Digital Life and Ericsson in Discussions to Bring Wireless Home Security and Automation Solution Outside of the United States
BARCELONA, Spain, Feb. 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- AT&T* Digital Life and Ericsson are in discussions to provide the AT&T Digital Life Wireless Home Security and Automation Solution internationally. Ericsson would lend their sales channels and technical expertise to help companies that want to offer the Digital Life platform outside of the United States.
AT&T Digital Life is a home security and automation system that allows service providers to extend their services and consumers to manage their homes from virtually anywhere via smartphone, wearable, tablet or computer. It's all-digital and fully integrated. By managing the home security and automation ecosystem, Digital Life can introduce new features by integrating devices and services from third parties in a reliable, highly secure and scalable manner.
Digital Life features a flexible and customizable turnkey platform. Global service providers can incorporate the platform into their networks to meet the growing demand for connected home services. And they'll create a new revenue stream.
AT&T and Ericsson are exploring how to simplify the ability of companies outside the U.S. to enter the smart home business. Using its large international footprint and in-country assets, Ericsson may help test and integrate the AT&T Digital Life platform onto the licensing company's systems as well as providing post-launch support.
"Digital Life is more than a platform, it's an ecosystem," said Kevin Petersen, president, AT&T Digital Life. "A broader, global ecosystem provides more value to our customers as well as third party developers, device OEM and other IoT providers who want to interplay on our managed platform. While Ericsson's role may differ depending on a licensing company's core capabilities, this collaboration could bring added value to better serve the end to end needs of global customers."
"Ericsson and AT&T are exploring another collaboration, this time potentially bringing a proven state of the art connected home solution to customers outside the U.S.," said Jean-Philippe Poirault, Head of Consulting & Systems Integration, Ericsson. "Ericsson's strong customer relationships with operators around the globe, our local presence and our unique technology and services capabilities will help accelerate the uptake of the smart home market, making this an ideal collaboration."
A 2015 study on Connected Homes from Ericsson Consumer Lab shows that consumers want an integrated connected home solution. There's also a clear preference for a single service provider.
See the Digital Life solution at Mobile World Congress 2016 in Barcelona in the Ericsson hall and in AT&T's area within the GSMA Innovation City.
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