Yet another telecom enters security space!
Whew! It just doesn't stop. First, there was the news in October that Verizon had launched to its broadband customers nationwide the home security product it had debuted in January at the Consumer Electronics show.
Then I just wrote about Time Warner Cable and Frontier Communications now joining other cableco and telecom companies in launching home security/home automation offerings.
And now AT&T has entered the security space, according to a recent report of the Atlanta Business Chronicle. Here’s what that publication had to say:
AT&T plans to launch a new division focusing on connected digital services, as it seeks to diversify revenue streams.
The unit is called Digital Life Services, a company spokeswoman said, declining to offer details on employment.
The division will focus on services such as home security, home monitoring, home automation and control, home healthcare and personal energy management, according to a description on AT&T Careers website.
AT&T is looking to hire sales, marketing and IT professionals to support that division, according to the website.
I’ll be writing more as I learn more—and exploring what this new competition means for the industry.