Successful Launch of an ecosystem-play for IoT applications:O2 Telefónica cooperates with global mobile communications provider Transatel
O2 Telefónica and the European mobile communications provider Transatel will be working closely together in Germany in the future. The two companies signed a long-term cooperation agreement incl. mid-term access to O2 Telefónica’s strong 5G network. Together, they will expand the range of connectivity solutions on the German market, e.g. for the automotive sector. Transatel, a subsidiary of NTT Group, will offer Internet-of-Things (IoT) and machine-to-machine (M2M) applications for industrial companies via O2 Telefónica mobile network. Transatel also offers a data roaming service for residential and business customers under the Ubigi brand.
"With this partnership, we are contributing to drive the digital transformation in Germany forward efficiently. O2 Telefónica's powerful network and Transatel's mobile broadband connectivity solutions open up new opportunities for companies to leverage IoT applications. We look forward to working together”, so Alfons Lösing, Chief Partner & Wholesale Officer and Member of the Board of Directors of O2 Telefónica.
Jacques Bonifay, CEO of Transatel, adds: "Opening the German market to Transatel is an important step to enable innovation in the European IoT market, building strong business models with O2 Telefónica and leveraging their network in Germany with all the new 5G SA features." With Transatel, O2 Telefónica is bringing a strong, innovative MVNO into its German network. Hundreds of companies across the globe are already using their connectivity and IoT solutions. Transatel is especially strong in the automotive segment, in industrial IoT and workplace connectivity, with notable customers such as Airbus, Stellantis and Worldline. In addition, Transatel also offers roaming solutions via eSIM in more than 200 destinations to residential and business customers under its “Ubigi” brand 1).
IoT and M2M are growing rapidly
The market for IoT and M2M solutions will grow rapidly in the coming years. This is because digitization and automation are advancing in many industries, from the automotive industry to medical technology and logistics. According to Statista Market Research, the market volume in Germany alone will be around 51 billion euros by 2028. The prerequisite for this is powerful networking of people, machines, engines, or sensors. O2 Telefónica has been supporting companies in this area for many years – including with 5G campus networks, IoT connectivity, cybersecurity and SD-WAN. O2 Telefónica operates a state-of-the-art network which was repeatedly rated with “very good” in benchmark test by German “connect” magazine. Already today the O2 Telefónica network provides 5G coverage to more than 90 percent of the population – and just recently offers 5G Plus (5G Standalone technology), too. In mobile communications, O2 Telefónica serves more than 44 million mobile lines. No other network operator connects more people in this country. "As the telecommunications provider with a very broad wholesale expertise in Germany, O2 Telefónica is open to new partnerships to expand the ecosystem-play for new innovative solutions and business models," says Alfons Lösing. For more than 20 years, O2 Telefónica has been cooperating with partners large and small – in network expansion, mobile offerings and business customer solutions.
About Transatel (a subsidiary of NTT)
Transatel is a global cellular connectivity solutions provider and a leading Mobile Virtual Network Operators Enabler with over 100 MVNO managed on its own full core network. Pioneer of M2M connectivity, Transatel simplifies worldwide IoT deployments through a single integration to its connectivity management platform by leveraging LTE-M, 3G, 4G and 5G network access agreements with 250+ international mobile carriers and regional infrastructures. Today, Transatel global (e)SIM securely connect millions of vehicles, industrial and consumer devices to public and private cellular networks across the world for clients such as Airbus, Stellantis and Jaguar Land Rover. Transatel also provides global cellular data connectivity for international travelers and distributed workforce through its Ubigi eSIM solution. Learn more at www.transatel.com and www.ubigi.com.
About O2 Telefónica
O2 Telefónica is a leading full-service provider of telecommunications services for consumers and business customers. The portfolio of the core brand O2 and various secondary and partner brands includes not only traditional telephony and Internet connections but also innovative digital services in the area of the Internet of Things and data analysis. In mobile communications, O2 Telefónica serves more than 44 million mobile lines (incl. M2M - as of March 31, 2023). No other network operator connects more people in this country. The company's high-performance, award-winning mobile network reaches over 99 percent of the population. In the fixed network, O2 Telefónica offers its customers the greatest technological diversity and geographical availability of any provider in Germany. Telefónica Deutschland Holding AG is listed on the TecDAX and MDax. In fiscal year 2022, the company generated revenues of EUR 8.2 billion with around 7,500 employees. The company is majority-owned by the Madrid-based Spanish telecommunications group Telefónica S.A., one of the largest telecommunications groups in the world.