AT&T adds two internet of things innovation centers


Gigaom

AT&T is adding two new innovation centers to its existing three, with a new Plano, Texas center focusing on what At&T dubs machine-to-machine connectivity and a new Atlanta innovation center more focused on consumer internet of things products. AT&T (s t) calls the innovation centers Foundries, and it has one in Palo Alto, Calif., one in Israel and one in Plano, Texas outside of Dallas.

In fact, the new M2M center will be built on top of the existing Foundry office, but because it will have a more hardware-oriented focus requires new space and different employees, said Abhi Ingle, VP of Ecosystem and Innovation at AT&T. Both of the new Foundry spaces are aimed at keeping AT&T ahead of the curve when it comes to connected devices. the Plano space will have a more corporate focus, think tracking fleets of cars or industrial applications, while the Georgia location will…

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