Becoming AT&T Network Ready is Simple

If your device uses an AT&T Approved Module take the actions below simultaneously to initiate the Network Ready process. It’s possible that your device may already be certified, and does not require network ready testing. Review this list of AT&T Certified Devices to find out if your device is already certified. We only certify devices based on  LTE and LTE-M technologies. In addition, there are a few devices listed here that you can not currently test on your own.


    • Determine How You will Identify Your Device

      Network Ready devices must comply with ONE of the following identification methods.
      Prior to network testing, you’ll need to choose the method you plan to use.
      (click on the links to learn more about each one)

  • Order AT&T TRENDI SIMs

    The Test Requirements for Evaluating Network Ready Devices for IoT (TRENDI) verifies that your device will work efficiently on our network, is capable of receiving SMS messages, and is using the same software/firmware you use for PTCRB certification (see below). TRENDI takes approximately 48 hours, and requires that you use AT&T SIMs . You can order your AT&T SIMs for TRENDI at this link. We will mail you an ACTIVATED SIM and a DEACTIVATED SIM to use, with detailed instructions for testing. You can also view the testing instructions here.


    IMPORTANT NOTES:

    • If you already have AT&T SIM cards with an identifier that begins with 8901170 you may begin testing here.
    • THESE TRENDI SIMS ARE FOR CERTIFICATION TESTING ONLY  -- NOT FOR DEVELOPMENT.  Find Development SIMs at the ATT Marketplace.

     

  • Get Industry Certified

    Your device must be PTCRB certified and meet AT&T’s minimum antenna performance specifications for testing. At this link, you can view the AT&T antenna performance limits. PTCRB certification can be obtained for as low as $5K from any of these AT&T recommended PTCRB labs.

    Learn more about PTCRB Certification with this PDF.

INITIATE the Device Network
Ready Process

Once you have
IDENTIFIED your Device,
TESTED it with our SIMs,
and Started
PTCRB Certification,

Get Your
Technical
Acceptance
Here

Implementation Guides

Download helpful implementation guides and information for best practices (log in required).
Documents available include: Automotive Implementation Guide, Device Management Implementation Guide, TAM Webinar Slides, and Securing the Internet of Things.

IoT Security and GSMA Guidelines

When it comes to security, AT&T follows the best practices of the GSMA guidelines, and we encourage our partners to follow them as well.
Click here to download the latest GSMA guidelines as a PDF.

Some Devices May Not Qualify for Our Simple Certification Procedures

Some Devices May Not Qualify for Our Simplest Network Ready Procedures

In some cases, becoming Network Ready requires different steps. This is true of the following device types:

  • Drones
  • Laptops
  • Tablets
  • Telematics Control Units
  • Wearables

Additionally, separate Network Ready processes are required for devices using chipsets or non-approved modules. Click here and you will be guided into the correct process to get Network Ready on these device types.