AT&T and Bug Labs Announce Partnership
Our whole mission at Bug Labs is to eliminate the barriers to innovating in hardware (and there are many). From open source hardware designs and software, to valuable partnerships in areas such as supply chain and manufacturing, we strive to make it easier for organizations large and small to design, build, produce and deploy innovative new electronic devices quickly and cost effectively.
In my post on September 22nd, I mentioned that the carriers in this country are becoming increasingly motivated and interested in inspiring whole new ways to innovate and bring new wireless devices to market, preferably on their networks.
If you combine their motivations with our mission, wonderful things start to happen.
As evidence of that, I am excited to announce today that we’ve partnered with AT&T to help developers seamlessly integrate 3G GSM wireless connectivity into whatever electronic device they can dream up with the BUG platform. AT&T certified/network-ready wireless modules will become part of our integrated collection of BUGmodules. This means the BUG-based device you put together can run, certified, on the AT&T network immediately – no further testing required.
With this announcement, AT&T becomes our exclusive provider of 3G GSM services in the US. The benefits of GSM are well known – but perhaps the biggest is its international footprint. Build and program a device in the US and deploy it in Europe without changing a thing. That’s cool. We will also be rolling out a number of innovative new programs with them in January, so stay tuned.
We are very excited by this new partnership and look forward to telling you more in the coming months.
In the meantime, you can check out the latest here att.m2m.com/buglabs