Precise Positioning service for autonomous vehicles to reach eight more European markets by early-2021. DT and partners back ‘state space representation’ open standard to enhance accuracy of satellite positioning.
Telco continues to add to its carbon reduction plans through partnership with climate groups. Lifting up green‑focused startups though a new accelerator programme expected to foster innovation.
Smart Luz consortium wins tender to overhaul Rio street lighting; Consortium includes High-Trend, founded by ex-TBS CEO Juan Revilla.
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.
O2 UK, Cisco, and partners recommended a UK cyber test facility for connected and autonomous vehicles, complete with allocated spectrum and a core and fibre backbone.
Telefónica|Vivo denied allegations that data collated through its Smart Steps solution can identify individual customers and their movement patterns.
T‑Systems partnered with startup Ottopia to demonstrate remote control of a connected‑car using an artificial intelligence (AI)-equipped management system.
Deutsche Telekom (DT) launched the Neebo Baby Sensor Wristband, an Internet of Things‑enabled smart bracelet for babies and toddlers.
Deutsche Telekom partnered with Swift Navigation, a positioning solutions provider for autonomous vehicles, to offer services to enterprises.
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.