The new division is called Advanced Enterprise Mobility Solutions, reporting to AT&T's Business Solutions unit. Its purpose is "to accelerate the delivery" of mobile business software, officials said.
"The unit will work with developers and third-party providers to help co-innovate and deliver applications in a network and cloud-based
environment," officials said.
It will be led by AT&T veteran Michael Antieri. According to his public LinkedIn profile, Antieri was previously senior vice president for application solutions at AT&T Global Services, and ran consumer marketing before that. He has an MBA from M.I.T.'s Sloan School.
AT&T added that its business subscribership tripled in the past two years and increased 60 percent in the last year.
Seperately, AT&T also said it's formalizing and expanding its device management services for global customers 10,000 users. Such services were already available on a custom basis, and include multicarrier management and consolidation; technical support; policy enforcement; and expense management.