AT&T Expands Mobility Tools for Channel Partners

AT&T Partner Exchange is introducing additional mobility tools for solution providers, including a back-up plan for wireless wide area network (WWAN) and an API for Mobility Port Management. It also has announced momentum in its IoT channel efforts.

The WWAN plan makes entry into mobility resale easier for wireline-centric solution providers. WWAN gives cost-effective back-up internet access without overages for existing fixed-line communications. It lets businesses continue to perform critical business functions, service their customers and process payments in the event of a service outage.

AT&T also released the latest edition of its WWAN Solution Guide to help solution providers better understand the basics of wireless routing.

“If you’re looking to enter the mobility resell game, we’ve got you covered,” said Sue Galvanek, vice president, Marketing, Pricing and Product Solutions, AT&T Partner Exchange. “Business-critical applications need reliable internet services. WWAN offers that. Any business that uses an internet connection can benefit from a WWAN solution and our new plan makes it even easier for solution providers to offer this service.”

The API meanwhile lets solution providers qualify, create, check, update, cancel and activate port requests. This adds to the mobility API portfolio expansions announced earlier this year, which come with greater speed and control. Solution providers can perform up to 99 percent of their mobility transactions via API.

And finally, AT&T Partner Exchange said that it has more than doubled its IoT activations since launching an IoT certification programIoT Readiness Assessment and other channel-enablers in April.

“We work hand-in-hand with our solution providers to deliver the tools they need to embrace IoT and help their customers transform their businesses,” Galvanek added. “The traction we’re seeing is a strong sign this strategy is paying off.”