German operating business continues network and IT integration efforts. Plans to create 60 ‘future‑oriented’ positions in fields such as cloud and cybersecurity.
Smart meters to cut O2 energy bills, Sky deal for pay‑TV expanded.
Migration of first line support tasks to Celfocus-supported CIAS system set to extend to ‘big four’ territories of Germany, Italy, Spain, and UK. Target is 50% of functions to be zero-touch by end of 2020. Project said to reflect shift to new collaborative models within Vodafone and ecosystem.
Massive €50bn pot set aside for ‘future’ technologies, including 6G, open RAN, AI, and quantum computing. New, €5bn mobile infrastructure company appears to take heat off mobile operators. Thinly veiled threat issued to network suppliers over ‘openness’ and interoperability.
Data Analytics executive Eskigun flags supply chain optimisation driven by IBM Cloud Pak for Data. IBM uses virtual conference to launch new Cloud Pak and Watson capabilities.
“Immersive” virtual meetings and challenges of network management on refreshed agenda.
Round‑up of recent activity within Telefónica-backed startup and venturing ecosystems.
Telefónica|Vivo joined the first meeting of the Microsoft Brasil‑germinated Brazilian artificial intelligence (AI) industry board.
Average cost‑per‑premises passed dips below €1,000, with further efficiencies anticipated. Agile IT and advance fibre planning supporting an accelerated rollout and streamlined back-office processes. Höttges ready and willing to buy wholesale and collaborate to build fibre momentum with progress on EWE and Stuttgart partnerships flagged.
T‑Systems partnered with startup Ottopia to demonstrate remote control of a connected‑car using an artificial intelligence (AI)-equipped management system.
Deutsche Telekom Capital Partners (DTCP) pledged further funding to Keepler Data Tech, a cloud‑enabled artificial intelligence and machine learning data analytics developer, in a Series‑A funding round
Round‑up of recent activity among Telefónica-backed startup and venturing ecosystems.
Vodafone Spain to do deeper dive into customer journeys. News fits a trend of Amdocs showcasing its presence across the Group.
Deutsche Telekom Capital Partners confident of turning South Korean technology startups into ‘unicorns’
Telefónica talks-up connected home capabilities with new apps from partners, but with limited reach. ‘Home‑as‑a‑computer’ a technological focus for the Group, although commercial demand unproven, and early gloomy indications of Movistar Home performance. Latest announcement bolsters Microsoft position as key AI partner for Telefónica.