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).
Dimitrios Spiliopoulos discusses the developing relationship between operators and urban public bodies on the development of smart city solutions.
Vodacom Group formed a connected-car partnership with Toyota South Africa Motors, the local subsidiary of Toyota Motor Corporation, as part of its ongoing Internet of Things (IoT) drive.
Celeno, a provider of smart, managed Wi-Fi solutions, flagged that its Wi-Fi Doppler Imaging technology was to be showcased at what it described as “BT’s Executive Demo Day”.
From March 2020, BT (and KCOM) will be obliged to provide a broadband link of at least 10Mbps to premises unable to connect via commercial operators. Ofcom still to confirm how it intends to fund the obligation, with a consultation expected by the end of 2019.
5G expectations have been raised, and now need to be met: lots of talk of potential, but monetisation not clear cut. Scepticism over network readiness for advanced, challenging applications, such as in gaming and sport. Supplier establishment again chided for dragging feet on harmonisation and cloud-ification; operators stuck in ...
Deutsche Telekom (DT) was no doubt cheered by European Union (EU) member states’ rejection of a proposal by the European Commission (EC) that recommended connected cars in Europe should be supported by Wi-Fi standard 802.11p.