Telecommunications

Telecommunications giant AT&T opens new R&D center in Tel Aviv

Global telecommunications giant AT&T has announced the opening of a new R&D center in Tel Aviv’s ToHA Tower, expanding the already existing R&D center in Airport City.

The company plans to hire 100 additional employees who will join the current 500 employees at the Airport City R&D center. They also said they want to significantly expand their business into cloud solutions.

Both centers will operate in a hybrid format, allowing employees to work from home a few days a week.

The two centers in Israel are part of AT&T’s global R&D network, which includes additional centers in the United States. Nataly Kremer, vice president of software delivery services at AT&T and general manager of AT&T Israel, is responsible for approximately 1,500 AT&T development staff worldwide.

“The development center in Israel is responsible for piloting innovative technologies for hundreds of millions of AT&T users around the world and leads strategic initiatives for the entire company,” Kremer said. “As part of the center’s growth and development process in the country, we are looking for quality team members who are as enthusiastic as we are about working with cutting-edge technologies at scale.”

AT&T created its Israeli R&D center in 2007 following the acquisition of the Israeli start-up Interwise, which specializes in conferencing solutions for organizations. AT&T’s R&D center in Israel is responsible for the development of software products in all of the company’s strategic business areas, including 5G networks, digital solutions, advanced products for managing first aid systems worldwide – and now also cloud technologies.