General Motors Selects AT&T's 4G LTE Network to Deliver Enhanced Services to Millions of Vehicles

 General Motors Selects AT&T's 4G LTE Network to Deliver Enhanced Services to
                             Millions of Vehicles

Companies Planning a New Generation of Wirelessly Connected Safety, Security,
Diagnostic and Infotainment Services for GM Vehicles in North America Starting
in 2014

PR Newswire

DALLAS, Feb. 25, 2013

DALLAS, Feb. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --AT&T*, the leader in emerging devices
and telematics services, today announced an agreement with OnStar, LLC, a
subsidiary of General Motors Corporation (GM), to wirelessly deliver an
enhanced suite of safety, security, diagnostic and infotainment services to
most Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac vehicles, beginning in 2014 in the
United States and Canada.

The multi-year agreement calls for AT&T to enable millions of GM cars, trucks
and crossovers with 4G LTE mobile Internet access, providing the latest
wireless technology to power GM's safety and security services offered by
OnStar, as well as a new suite of infotainment services like streaming audio,
web access, applications, and even video for backseat passengers. AT&T will
also enable GM's in-vehicle Wi-Fi hotspots and voice calling services. These
enhancements build on OnStar's existing portfolio of connected services, first
introduced in GM vehicles in 1996.

Contractual and financial details of the agreement are not being disclosed.

"Introducing 4G LTE into GM vehicles is a game-changing opportunity, and we
couldn't be better positioned to help drive this movement," said Ralph de la
Vega, president and CEO, AT&T Mobility. "We're working closely with GM to grow
the connected car base, and provide unique and relevant services that will
improve the connected experience inside automobiles for both drivers and

"By adding a fast, reliable and built-in 4G LTE connection specifically
designed for vehicles, we can drive innovation to enhance virtually every
aspect of the driving and riding experience – from safety and diagnostics to
entertainment to integration of emerging third-party applications," said Mary
Chan, president, Global Connected Consumer, General Motors. "Through this
built-in 4G LTE connection we have the opportunity to reinvent the mobile
experience inside a vehicle."

Beyond 4G LTE connectivity, AT&T and GM will work together as part of a broad
ecosystem focused on development of new communication applications for the
vehicle designed to deliver more efficiency while also enhancing the driving
and riding experience. 

GM will preview a series of conceptual connected services at GSMA's Mobile
World Congress in Barcelona this week in the AT&T-sponsored area of the
Connected City. GM's move to integrate 4G LTE services in vehicles in the U.S.
and Canada is part of a broader global strategy.

GM and AT&T first teamed in January when GM sponsored a Connected Car
Challenge as part of an AT&T Hackathon for mobile app developers in Las Vegas.
During the event, GM introduced a new set of vehicle application programming
interfaces (APIs), enabling developers to build apps for GM vehicles'
infotainment systems. The GM SDK (software developers' kit) also offers a new
flexible application framework that will allow drivers to add apps and
features to their vehicles after purchase.

Telematics, Apps and Global Presence

AT&T has been an industry leader in telematics and related applications
development, offering a range of connectivity and services for cars
manufactured by a variety of global automotive makers. For more than a decade,
AT&T has provided world-class connected and M2M device support and
professional services to many of the world's largest device manufacturers and
global exporters of wireless-enabled equipment. AT&T has certified and
supports nearly 1,300 varieties of connected devices, with labs dedicated to
bringing new devices to market, global roaming and integrated SIM
provisioning, billing and reporting tools.

Many of these advancements are being made possible as a result of AT&T's
innovation programs, which include the AT&T Foundry, TIP (an internal
innovation program) and AT&T Labs. Researchers are utilizing decades of speech
recognition expertise to deliver a connected, voice-enabled virtual assistant
for use by automotive manufacturers. The technology will be backed by the AT&T
Watson^SM speech engine, providing a complete cloud-based, voice-enabled
natural language mobile virtual assistant solution for wirelessly connected
vehicles. AT&T also provides support for hands-free speech-enabled services
to prevent driver distraction, as well as remote vehicle functions such as
door lock/unlock, remote start, and vehicle location services.

AT&T was also the first to enter the market with a proprietary, single global
SIM platform enabling automotive, consumer and M2M equipment makers the
ability to work through a single carrier to wirelessly enable and connect
products. Announced last year, AT&T's single SIM platform delivers built-in
access to wireless and data networks throughout most of the world, with
service in more than 200 countries and access to more than 600 carriers
worldwide. AT&T's platform is backed by a world-class service-management
solution, AT&T Control Center powered by Jasper Wireless, offering powerful
global diagnostic, monitoring, and alert/response capabilities proven to help
automate operations and reduce the total cost associated with globally
connected vehicles, consumer devices and M2M deployment.

AT&T 4G Network

AT&T customers today have access to the nation's largest 4G network, covering
288 million people. AT&T recently announced Project Velocity IP (VIP), its
strategic plan to invest $14 billion over the next three years to enhance and
expand its wireless and wireline IP broadband networks. As part of Project
VIP, AT&T plans to expand its4G LTE network to cover 300 million people by
year-end 2014.

AT&T's 4G LTE network has been recognized for its speed and coverage. AT&T 4G
LTE delivered faster average download speeds than any of the competitors in
PCWorld's most recent 13-market speed tests, and telecommunications industry
analyst firm Frost and Sullivan awarded AT&T its 2012 North American Mobile
Network Strategy Award for the second year in a row.

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