AT&T and Bridge Alliance will work towards Global Connected Car leadership

AT&T and members of Bridge Alliance have formed a long-term agreement to extend their global connected car leadership to new territories.

Bridge Alliance is a leading group of mobile carriers in Asia Pacific, the Middle East and Africa. Today, AT&T connects more than 11 million cars in the United States and abroad. Together, the two organizations expect to grow the number of connected cars on the road.

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“Teaming with members of Bridge Alliance helps simplify global deployments with local operator networks in these regions,” said Chris Penrose, President, Internet of Things Solutions, AT&T. “This is huge for our automotive customers. It gives them an opportunity to access customers in countries which collectively cover nearly 30% of the world’s population.”

This collaboration sets forth the framework to extend the geographic coverage AT&T could provide to automotive manufacturers looking to enhance their infotainment offerings in the growth markets served by members of Bridge Alliance.

This will help the 22 global automotive and long-haul truck brands that AT&T works with create an improved driving experience for their global customer base.

For the customers collectively served by Bridge Alliance, this helps to give them access to solutions like Wi-Fi hotspots, Internet radio and live traffic. Until now, these features have been more difficult for automotive manufacturers to implement globally.

 

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