AT&T said Wednesday it is introducing data plans for developers and businesses to wirelessly connect their Internet of Things (IoT) projects.
The data plans allow developers to purchase a bucket of prepaid data to power up to a thousand devices on the AT&T network. Available later this month, the IoT data plans give developers a flexible and fast way to deploy their devices and an entry point into deploying IoT solutions.
As a customer’s connectivity needs grow, AT&T will work directly with the customer on different options, the company said.
“Making data plans available for developers and innovators lowers the barrier to entry. It lets smaller players, used to working at the speed of innovation, get their products off the ground and in the hands of customers quickly,” said Chris Penrose, senior vice president, IoT Solutions, AT&T. “After these initial plans are deployed, we help them scale their solution beyond a thousand SIMs and provide connectivity as they grow their business.”