Germany’s move for shared European cloud infrastructure backed. CEO laments lack of European rivals to tech giants from America, Asia. TDE announces upcoming campus network products. NatCo signs strategic partnership with Teradata. T-Sys unveils new public and private cloud propositions.
T‑Systems North America (T‑Sys NA) entered into a partnership with ValGenesis, a specialist in validation lifecycle management solutions (VLMS) for the life science sector.
Round-up of recent activity among Telefónica‑backed startup and venturing ecosystems
Telefónica España highlighted work with Spain’s Directorate General for Traffic (DGT) and car manufacturer SEAT on an Internet of Things road safety project, in collaboration with drone specialist Aeorum and automotive components specialist Ficosa.
BT Enterprise is working with Bradford Council and scientists in Birmingham to employ its InLinkUK kiosks’ integrated sensors to measure air quality.
BT Group launched an Internet of Things (IoT)‑based smart cycling trial at its Adastral Park technology campus in Ipswich, UK.
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.
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.
Telekom Deutschland (TDE) trumpeted the launch of new Internet of Things (IoT) tariffs for small‑ and medium‑size enterprises (SME).
Swiss digital security technology player Kudelski Group joined the ecosystem behind nuSIM — Deutsche Telekom’s (DT) integrated SIM-based design format for Internet of Things (IoT) devices, unveiled at February 2019’s Mobile World Congress (Deutsche Telekomwatch, #81).
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).
Development of German market sees Telefónica bringing its big data business more closely under Telefónica Deutschland control to accelerate commercialisation. Rumblings of internal disquiet surround the decision, and key NEXT projects may be sidelined to bring O2 Germany in line with Group strategy.
Telefónica Colombia is now a part of Colombian government’s C Emprende initiative.
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.
Vodafone flagged tests of Cellular Vehicle to Everything technology as part of a two-year project in Düsseldorf.
Vodafone is working closely with learning disability charity Mencap, to make IoT-enabled technology more accessible.
Internet of Things push expands to consumer space.