AT&T has joined the Smart Cities Council to help design and manage projects that can assist in ultimately building smart cities around the world.
The company will pick 10 U.S. cities to deploy technology for smart metering, lighting, traffic management, parking and public safety. In addition, it will host a Smart Cities hackathon with National Institute of Standards and Technology participation at the AT&T Developer Summit in January 2016.
The announcement follows AT&T recent completion of its acquisition of DIRECTV. The newly combined company makes it the largest pay TV provider in the world, allowing it to offer millions of customers choices for video entertainment on any screen from almost anywhere.