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AT&T upgrades its LIS offering

AT&T this week announced enhanced global location options for mobile asset management as part of its suite of Location Information Services (LIS). AT&T LIS includes a set of application programming interfaces (APIs) for requesting...


February 29, 2012  


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AT&T this week announced enhanced global location options for mobile asset management as part of its suite of Location Information Services (LIS). AT&T LIS includes a set of application programming interfaces (APIs) for requesting location information from the network.

According to the company, the newest AT&T LIS feature, Global Cell-ID, can help optimize routes or schedules in real-time based on cell-ID information from devices in more than 100 countries, even without GPS.

The service can help to improve operational efficiencies, increase customer satisfaction and control costs for global businesses in industries such as field service, fleet management, transportation and manufacturing, it added. 

AT&T said it experienced year over year growth of 1,500% for its Global Smart Messaging Suite, a Web-based application designed for large enterprise messaging and communication (SMS and e-mail).

“Global enterprises seek scalable, managed location and messaging solutions that can increase visibility into field operations,” said Chris Hill, Vice President, Advanced Mobility Solutions, AT&T Business and Home Solutions. “AT&T LIS extends the API platform for enterprise developers, software vendors or systems integrators to obtain real-time network-initiated location information and return it to the business application — to help increase utilization of critical assets in the field.”