AT&T kicked off their Developer Summit at CES 2013 in Las Vegas today. While the focus of the show was on developers, AT&T took the time to highlight their successes in 2012. Reaching 170 million people across the US, AT&T’s 4G LTE continues to roll out across the United States. The nation’s second largest wireless carrier launched 30 4G LTE devices in 2012 and has sold more Windows Phones than any carrier nationwide.
Commenting that “the connected car relies on a high-speed, low latency network,” AT&T also pitched their connected car concept, with the promise that everything shown was in some level of development within the company.
I’ve always been an evangelist for better in-car technology. From AT&T’s It Can Wait campaign to the vision they have for the connected car, they’re taking the best of mobile technology and placing it in something we use on a regular basis – the automobile.
While I expect some mobile announcements throughout the week, the focus of the show is clearly shifting away from mobile and more towards connected technology – even amongst carriers.