AT&T’s CEO wants to put more wearables on the network

Glenn Lurie has a lot of work to do. Successor to the longtime AT&T Mobility CEO Ralph De La Vega, Lurie is leading the carrier into uncharted territory — a land where glasses, watches, and even thermostats can all be considered connected devices. For years, AT&T Mobility has made its bones on the backs of cell plans and mobile phone subsidies, but Lurie isn’t content with just focusing on phones and tablets with technology evolving so rapidly.

The former head of emerging devices — AT&T’s IoT division — Lurie sees connected cars and homes as the next big revenue stream for AT&T, but he’s also interesting in seeing more wearables connected directly to his company’s cell towers. The Verge sat down with Lurie after he spoke at AT&T’s…

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