Movistar Prosegur Alarmas JV started operations in March 2020. Prosegur becomes minor Telefónica Group shareholder as part of transaction.
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.
Italian insurance provider HDI Assicurazioni launched HDI Insieme, a telematics-supported policy created in partnership with Vodafone Italy and Vodafone Automotive.
Hungary trial moves to “real-world”. Technology universities in Austria, Czech Republic enlisted. DT partner Ericsson joins 5G-Industry Campus Europe consortium.
Internet of Things (IoT)-based ‘smart’ cycling trials completed in Manchester, UK, by BT’s Future Business Technology.
CityFibre wants end to VfUK exclusivity to capture more business. Openreach turns VfUK’s head with generous FTTP discounts.
London mayor Sadiq Khan cut the ribbon to officially open Vodafone UK’s new digital hub.
Group developing single OS for smart-home, TV, and comms.
New buddy for DT’s vaunted ‘voicification’ strategy.
T‑Systems (T‑Sys) highlighted a smart‑city partnership with infrastructure fund Arcus Infrastructure Partners and management consultant Arthur D. Little.
After the abrupt end of its Securitas partnership, Telefónica is again attempting to integrate security services into its connected home strategy. Despite allusions to “smart” solutions, Prosegur currently remains principally a traditional burglar alarm business. Shareholder and partner.
Telefónica UK (O2 UK) provided connectivity for a smart ambulance at Millbrook Proving Ground in September 2019, as part of a trial which it claims “has the potential to revolutionise patient diagnosis, transport and treatment”.
European operating businesses are continuing to ratchet-up participation in connected vehicle projects as part of efforts to develop 5G industrial use cases. A testing centre in Spain appears to fit with smart city ambitions, while, in the UK, connectivity for ambulances as part of research into using 5G as ...
Vodafone Innovus, Vodafone Greece’s (VfGr) Internet of Things solutions subsidiary, was reported to have helped set up a new “smart waste collection” system in Athens.