Digital services revenue hits 17% revenue increase year-on-year, with the bulk coming from video services. Telefónica Infra remains barebones, but the future looks promising.
Digital Consumer services arguably a secondary consideration in a unit dominated by executives with an innovation or entrepreneurial bent. Previously-launched Digital Home solutions and added-value services may get a burst of management attention in the early days of the unit.
Unit still sees mileage in role as enterprise data sherpa.
Italian insurance provider HDI Assicurazioni launched HDI Insieme, a telematics-supported policy created in partnership with Vodafone Italy and Vodafone Automotive.
Deutsche Telekom secured a US patent on a method for synthetic data generation.
T‑Sys NA partnered with data specialist Hitachi Vantara to develop solutions for enterprise imaging in life sciences and healthcare.
Deutsche Telekom Capital Partners confident of turning South Korean technology startups into ‘unicorns’
Vodafone nearly half-way through migrating its Hadoop‑based big data analytics platform, serving eleven countries, onto Google Cloud Platform. “Cloud-native” Neuron systems leans on Google’s expertise in AI and ML. Full migration from Hadoop to Neuron slated before 31 March 2020.
Round-up of recent activity among Telefónica‑backed startup and venturing ecosystems
French engineering and industrial consultancy Altran flagged a tie‑up with Vodafone Portugal (VfP) that aims to “increase the skills and know‑how” of the two partners in the fields of artificial intelligence (AI) and data science.
The contract will support the expansion of Benjamin A Padaria’s business operations.
Influential CDO charts his progress within Telefónica, linked to developing the trust of current Executive Chairman Álvarez-Pallete. An engineering-focused mindset and startup mentality deemed key attributes in the fast progression of security and data operations within the Group. While the instigation of several standout Telefónica transformation projects predate his ...
Executives claim progress in Europe’s digitally-flavoured simplification plan, flagged at DT’s last Capital Markets Day. OneApp customer support platform nears full reach across Europe area. E-commerce and TV services next. Data-analytics layer in pipeline.
Reskilling employees fundamental to Wind Tre’s digital transformation strategy. Cultural and organisational change critical for digital transformation to be adopted at scale and to succeed. Operators must change their corporate identity to attract vital new talent. Wind Tre CIO sceptical of vendor marketing of new technologies.
Telefónica Mexico provided insights on building momentum on creating replicable data-driven local systems, with potential for wider deployment. Groundwork on establishing principles, and ensuring standardisation, vital to ensuring benefits can flow through to subsequent use cases. Real-world implementation of a standardised approach can cause initial localised pain, but is ...