AT&T to open new R&D center in Tel Aviv

The company also plans to recruit an additional 100 employees and significantly expand its activities to cloud solutions.

AT&T logo on a Dallas, Texas building. (photo credit: LUISMT94/ WIKIMEDIA COMMONS)
AT&T logo on a Dallas, Texas building.
(photo credit: LUISMT94/ WIKIMEDIA COMMONS)

AT&T on Sunday said it is opening a new R&D center in Tel Aviv’s ToHa Tower.

The world’s largest telecommunications company also plans to recruit an additional 100 employees and significantly expand its activities to cloud solutions, it said in a press release.

The new center will join AT&T’s existing R&D center in Airport City, which has 500 employees. Both the Airport City and the Tel Aviv R&D centers will operate in a hybrid format, allowing employees to work from home a few days a week.

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

The two centers in Israel are part of AT&T’s global R&D network, which includes additional centers in the United States.

ToHA Tower 1, Tel Aviv. (credit: Wikimedia Commons)ToHA Tower 1, Tel Aviv. (credit: Wikimedia Commons)

“The development center in Israel is responsible for driving innovative technologies for hundreds of millions of AT&T users around the globe and leads strategic initiatives for the entire company,” said Nataly Kremer, vice president of AT&T’s Software Delivery Services and general manager of AT&T Israel, who manages some 1,500 AT&T development personnel worldwide. “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 advanced technologies on a large scale.”

AT&T is the largest provider of cellphone services in the US, with revenues of $181 billion in 2020. The company, which had a monopoly on phone services for most of the last century, was ranked No. 9 on the Fortune 500 list of largest companies in the US in 2020.