• TDE working to cut its carbon footprint; premium Wi‑Fi service launches; Zoom enters reseller partnership.

Elsewhere in Telekom Deutschland

Elsewhere in Telekom Deutschland

Source: Telekom

  • TelekomDeutschland (TDE) reportedly kicked off a pilot of Cloud&Heat’s clean energy solution. Cloud&Heat’s solution purportedly works to reduce the negative impact of server systems on the environment and will power the newly launched cloud-based gaming service MagentaGaming. The move — flowing from the Group’s long‑held drive to become more energy efficient and cut its carbon footprint (Deutsche Telekomwatch, #28) — works via an award-winning water cooling system, which recycles “waste heat” to warm buildings.
  • TDE trumpeted the launch of its latest Wi‑Fi mesh solution for the home, the SpeedportPro Plus. The “premium router” costs €389.92 to buy or is available on a monthly basis for €9.70.
  • DeutscheTelekom Business Solutions is supporting CathayPacific Airways in the installation of in‑flight Wi‑Fi services across the Japanese airline’s entire fleet, via DT’s “harmonised Wi‑Fi portal”. Other airlines using DT’s software-defined solution include Air France, Garuda Indonesia, Lufthansa, and Virgin Atlantic.
  • TDE is set to switch on 5G services at Berlin Brandenburg Airport by the end of 2020, in an upgrade to its existing 2G–4G system at the facility.
  • GlasfaserNordwest, DT’s fibre‑to-the‑premises (FTTP) joint venture (JV) with energy, IT, and telecoms group EWE, flagged an agreement with utilities supplier Nordhorner Versorgungsbetriebe (NVB) to extend its FTTP network to approximately 13,000 households in Nordhorn, Lower Saxony. As is the JV’s purpose (Deutsche Telekomwatch, #98), the regional tie‑up is pitched as a means to reduce the expense of FTTP rollout, using existing NVB‑owned fibre‑optic infrastructure to “avoid additional civil engineering work”.
  • TDE highlighted a reseller partnership with platform provider Zoom Video Communications. The operator has made so‑called “Zooming” services — which facilitate one‑on‑one video conferencing and webinars with up to 100 active participants — accessible via various tariff options on the operator’s conferencing & collaboration website. The services are targeted at the business‑to-business space, and DT is providing customer service for the conferencing technology.