SiriusXM Selects AT&T to Connect Nissan Vehicles in North America
DALLAS, July 17, 2013
DALLAS, July 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- AT&T*, the leader in emerging
telecommunications services, today announced an agreement with Sirius XM Radio
(NASDAQ: SIRI) to provide mobile connectivity to support a suite of security
and services for Nissan automobiles in North America.
SiriusXM's in-vehicle telematics solution willprovide Nissan vehicle owners
24/7 emergency support for accidents, stolen vehicle tracking and roadside
assistance, along with a host of additional services to be announced at a
"Your future car is going to be a smartphone with four wheels with powerful
capabilities specifically built for a safe and enhanced customer experience,"
said Glenn Lurie, president of AT&T Emerging Enterprises and Partnerships
Organization. "By adding fast, reliable and built-in mobile internet for
SiriusXM's forthcoming in-car experience, we are powering a connected
experience inside Nissan automobiles for both drivers and passengers."
"As a Connected Vehicle services provider for Nissan, we are excited to work
with AT&T to deliver a world-class telematics service to Nissan vehicles,"
said Enrique Rodriguez, Executive Vice President, Operations and Products,
SiriusXM."SiriusXM is the leader in subscription services to the car and our
network provides ubiquitous coast-to-coast delivery of our unparalleled audio
entertainment and information services. Now, as we move into a connected
vehicle world, SiriusXM will provide a telematics service that will offer
Nissan vehicle owners a comprehensive set oftelematics, information and
entertainment services in their vehicle.A first for our industry."
SiriusXM will use the combination of satellite and cellular networks to expand
features for customers. This combination of networks will allow SiriusXM to
take advantage of both one-to-many and one-to-one network connectivity.
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 over 1,500 varieties of connected devices, with labs dedicated to
bringing new devices to market, global roaming and integrated SIM
provisioning, and 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, backed by the AT&T Watson speech engine to deliver a
complete cloud-based, voice-enabled virtual assistant for use by automotive
manufacturers. 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, and offers 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 products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and
affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.
About Sirius XM Radio
Sirius XM Radio Inc. is the world's largest radio broadcaster measured by
revenue and has more than 25 million subscribers.SiriusXM creates and
broadcasts commercial-free music; premier sports talk and live events; comedy;
news; exclusive talk and entertainment; and the most comprehensive Latin
music, sports and talk programming in radio. SiriusXM is available in vehicles
from every major car company in the U.S., from retailers nationwide, and
online at siriusxm.com. SiriusXM programming is also available through the
SiriusXM Internet Radio App for Android, Apple, and BlackBerry smartphones and
other connected devices. SiriusXM also holds a minority interest in SiriusXM
Canada which has more than 2 million subscribers.
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