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.
Partnerships with Airbus, Thales, and North Rhine-Westphalia help VfD target different 5G markets. Network slicing and edge computing underpin various use cases of the next‑gen tech.
Vodafone Automotive and Geotab club together to create Vodafone Business Fleet Analytics. New telematics and analytics platform initially available in France, Germany, Italy, Portugal, Spain, and UK. Vodafone extends partnership with Trinsic to woo automakers with branded connected-car solutions spread across multiple markets.
T‑Mobile US (TMUS) appeared to be planning a family-oriented adjunct to the SyncUP DRIVE connected-car product set it launched in 2016 (Deutsche Telekomwatch, #58).
Commercial smart speaker available. Expansion of smart homes services. Magenta VR on display. Wi‑Fi optimisation at home.
Ecoisme, a smart-home startup backed by Deutsche Telekom’s hub:raum innovation unit, flagged that it had “ceased trading due to becoming insolvent”.
ZTE provides “completely revised” terminal for Deutsche Telekom’s CarConnect solution.
Leadership love-bombs Nadella, seeking a replenished, “forward-looking” relationship after German cloud tie-up demise. Mix of opportunities seen in old ground (cloud and IoT) and new (voice interfaces).