This IDC Insight provides a summary of the AT&T Annual Analyst Summit held at AT&T's Dallas headquarters on October 4 and 5, 2016. Executive speakers expounded the product and operational transformations fueled by strategies for access diversity, virtual networking, and video content. This Insight reviews the strategic new products from AT&T Business for AT&T NetBond, FlexWare, SD-WAN, and Collaborate, as well as the alliances with AWS, IBM, and CSC to drive the products. It describes the critical role of AT&T's software-defined platforms for AIC and ECOMP to transform operations and service delivery through software automation. It reviews AT&T's push for access diversity with plans for LTE-M, a low-power IoT network, and Project AirGig, and AT&T Lab development to transmit radio signal across powerlines. For the video and content business, this Insight discusses the tactics described to cross-sell DIRECTV, broadband, and wireless customers and the strategy to redefine the pay TV market with the upcoming DirecTV Now over-the-top offer.
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