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November 02, 2010

AT&T Completes Acquisition of inCompass Wireless

By Deepika Mala, TMCnet Contributor

AT&T announced the acquisition of certain assets from inCompass Wireless. It has also hired some employees from the company and has expanded AT&T's (News - Alert) enterprise mobility solutions and professional services expertise. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

inCompass Wireless is a mobile system integrator and technology provider that provides mobile application and wireless solution development with back office systems, mobile deployment and mobile managed service and wireless technology integration and implementation. AT&T's existing enterprise mobility solutions and service offerings, delivered on the nation's fastest mobile broadband network, will be complemented by inCompass Wireless' professional services expertise.

"With the acquisition of inCompass Wireless, we're strengthening our already strong foundation to enable business model transformation through mobile applications, machine-to-machine solutions and mobile services," said Michael Antieri, president, Advanced Enterprise Mobility Solutions, AT&T Business Solutions, in a press release. "The inCompass Wireless team brings end-to-end solution design, software system integration and device management skills which will allow us to meet a broader set of customer needs across the mobile ecosystem."

Thousands of mobile devices for inCompass' existing customers, have been collectively deployed and managed by the consultants and developers, joining AT&T as part of this transaction. The team's systems integration and deployment expertise spans multiple mobile solutions including fleet management, field force automation, sales force automation, supply chain and wireless infrastructure.

AT&T, through the acquisition demonstrates its commitment to helping business and organizations of all sizes and to helping companies to improve customer satisfaction and employee productivity. Earlier this year, AT&T's Advanced Enterprise Mobility Solutions group collaborated with product teams across hosting, application management and unified communications to help mobilize applications for business customers, developers and independent software providers.

In related news, AT&T announced the activation of a new antenna system in the Greenbrier Mall in Chesapeake that will help to enhance wireless service throughout the mall.

Deepika Mala is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of her articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Juliana Kenny

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