AT&T Offers Device Manufacturers Single SIM Access to a Global Platform

For all you world travelers out there, how would you like not having to switch out your SIM card when abroad? That’s exactly what AT&T is planning with the roll out of their new global platform dubbed AT&T Control Center, powered by Jasper Wireless. The platform is a combination of new SIM hardware running on a brand new network that delivers global internet, WiFi, satellite and AT&T network coverage, and includes worldwide diagnostic and monitoring features for device manufacturers.

In the announcement, made today at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona,  president of emerging segments for AT&T Glenn Lurie stated that “…a single carrier supplier with a single SIM solution is often preferred over working directly with multiple regional wireless carriers… the benefit comes from a single solution, backed by an industry leading well managed platform.”

Not having to make roaming agreements with other networks around the world seems like a good strategy, and once device manufacturers embrace the platform, using your HTC One X overseas will be just like using it across town.

Hit the source link for the full press release.

source: att

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Originally from the East Coast, Ed now makes his home in San Jose, California. His passion for technology started with his first ColecoVision and Atari gaming systems, and has grown stronger through Tandy computers, IBM clones, Palm Pilots, and PocketPCs. Ed's love for Android began with his first HTC Hero, then blossomed with the original Evo 4G, and now the Evo 3D and Motorola Xoom. He graduated from Syracuse University with a B.S. in Communications, and is now a professional User Experience Designer working in Silicon Valley. In his spare time, Ed enjoys video games, jamming on guitar, and spending time with his wife, two cats, and Logitech Revue.