Telecom Signaling Industry News

TMCNet:  Global Automotive Manufacturer Puts AT&T in the Network Driving Seat

[February 21, 2013]

Global Automotive Manufacturer Puts AT&T in the Network Driving Seat

Feb 21, 2013 (M2 PRESSWIRE via COMTEX) -- Munich , Germany - AT&T * will be working with BMW, one of the world's leading manufacturers of premium automobiles and motorcycles, across the Americas region under a multimillion dollar communications network agreement that covers locations in the United States, Germany, Canada, Mexico, Panama and Argentina.

AT&T will provide BMW with a regional wide area network (WAN) using the latest MPLS technology and WAN acceleration services to create a flexible, highly secure and robust infrastructure to support core BMW functions and applications. The integrated virtual private network (VPN) will help BMW improve and simplify business processes and to develop a roadmap for converged voice , data, video and cloud based services across but not limited to the Americas region.

The agreement covers 41 BMW locations throughout the Americas, including the company's main North American manufacturing hub in Spartanburg, S.C, and the company's global headquarters in Munich.

The new agreement with AT&T builds on an existing relationship between the two companies. In 2007, BMW selected AT&T as the network provider for its ConnectedDrive safety and infotainment services. The company further enhanced these services with a new M2M agreement with AT&T in November of 2012.

Today, almost every new BMW car sold in the U.S. has the ConnectedDrive service that is equipped with an AT&T SIM card.

"A flexible, reliable, integrated communications network is essential to providing the consistency and efficiency that's characteristic of a global industry leader like BMW." said Joachim Kathmann, Vice President AT&T Germany and Central Europe. "The AT&T network is designed especially to address these requirements, enabling multiple locations to communicate with each other, across geographies, with the control and feel of a local connection. AT&T enjoys a longstanding relationship with BMW and we are delighted to be taking this step towards strengthening it further." *AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.

About AT&T AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) is a premier communications holding company and one of the most honored companies in the world . Its subsidiaries and affiliates -- AT&T operating companies -- are the providers of AT&T services in the United States and internationally. With a powerful array of network resources that includes the nation's largest 4G network, AT&T is a leading provider of wireless, Wi-Fi, high speed Internet, voice and cloud-based services. A leader in mobile Internet, AT&T also offers the best wireless coverage worldwide of any U.S. carrier, offering the most wireless phones that work in the most countries. It also offers advanced TV services under the AT&T U-verse® and AT&T DIRECTV brands. The company's suite of IP-based business communications services is one of the most advanced in the world.

Additional information about AT&T Inc. and the products and services provided by AT&T subsidiaries and affiliates is available at or follow our news on @ATT , on Facebook at and YouTube at t.

(C) 2013 AT&T Intellectual Property. All rights reserved. 4G not available everywhere. AT&T, the AT&T logo and all other marks contained herein are trademarks of AT&T Intellectual Property and/or AT&T affiliated companies. All other marks contained herein are the property of their respective owners.

((M2 Communications disclaims all liability for information provided within M2 PressWIRE. Data supplied by named party/parties. Further information on M2 PressWIRE can be obtained at on the world wide web. Inquiries to

[ Back To Telecom Signaling's Homepage ]

Featured Events

5G NA Signaling Day

November 14-16, 2016
Sheraton Dallas, Dallas, TX

Featured Webcasts

Securing The Signaling Interconnect: Oracle's Perspective On Recent Security Events

Today's telecommunications landscape is changing rapidly, and the "institution" of trust between networks that has been assumed over the decades is no longer relevant. We are now hearing of vulnerabilities in CSP interconnection points that have been known ...

Applications of Wi-Fi Calling

With all of the discussion about faster data access and richer content, it could be assumed that voice services no longer play an important role in the business model of the communications service provider. Join ReThink Technologies Research and Oracle Communications as we explore ...

Featured Whitepapers

Oracle Communications Diameter Signaling Router Main Differentiators

Diameter is the protocol used by network elements in LTE and 3G networks to enable and monetize services, such as voice, video and data. Diameter enables revenue-generating data services; including tiered data plans, loyalty programs, application specific QoS, content provider and Internet of Things (IoT) solutions ...

Multi-Layer Security Protection for Signaling Networks

The sanctity of mobile operators' networks and brands will depend greatly on their ability to deliver QoS guarantees to roaming and interconnect partners, while simultaneously protecting increasingly multimedia-savvy and socially connected ...

Featured Datasheets

Oracle Communications Diameter Signaling Router

Centralizing Diameter routing with cloud deployable Oracle Communications Diameter Signaling Router creates a secure signaling architecture that reduces the cost and complexity of the core network and enables elastic growth, interoperability and rapid introduction ...

Oracle Communications Mobile Security Gateway

The Oracle Communications Mobile Security Gateway is a high performance gateway that allows the Communications Service Provider (CSP) to cost effectively expand network coverage and increase capacity by incorporating Heterogeneous ...

Oracle Communications Evolved Communications Application Server

As service providers drive their networks toward an all-IP and virtualized state, they require the means to design and deliver compelling high definition voice, video and multimedia offers via Voice over LTE (VoLTE) and Voice over WiFi (VoWiFi) ...

Featured Infographic