AT&T is now working IT and Big Data majors on a framework that will unify smart city applications under a common platform. According to the company, it now has partnerships with Cisco, Ericsson, GE, Qualcomm, Deloitte, Intel and others to develop smart city applications.
AT&T said it aims to bring smart city trials to at least three US cities – Chicago, Atlanta and Dallas.
AT&T Mobility CEO Glenn Lurie told FierceWireless that the effort aims to replicate the carrier’s success in the automotive sector for municipalities. The operator is now working with city leaders on identifying benefits of smart city applications and return on investment metrics, Lurie said.