Digitalization in the public sector

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On this page we present our solution approaches and offers for digitalization in the public sector. Learn more about explicit use cases, background information and current publications on the topic.

Digital management

With the new technologies offered by O2 Telefónica, we can drive and significantly accelerate the digitization of public administration. Now is the right time to take off.
CEO Markus Haas

From vision to digital reality - we make it happen.

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5G - it's more than an ultra-fast network, 5G opens up a new dimension for digital transformation in the public sector. For the first time, data exchange between devices and sensors is possible in real time - an important prerequisite for the use of artificial intelligence or applications from the Internet of Things (IoT). The technologies help to optimize traffic, reduce CO2, conserve resources and make processes streightforward. As a telecommunications service provider, O2 Telefónica offers authorities, administrations, municipalities, and public companies’ all-in-one solutions from a single source, starting with data protection-compliant identification via eID to secure and stable communication of utilities to IoT applications such as intelligent traffic light control. The following examples show how O2 Telefónica effectively supports public administration as an enabler of digitalization.

Use Cases

Digitization turbo for Dataport

Von Remote bis zur Smart City – die IT-Anforderungen an öffentliche Verwaltungen steigen rasant. O2 Telefónica hat für den IT-Dienstleister Dataport ein 5G-Standalone-Netzwerk konzipiert und errichtet.
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From remote to smart city - the IT requirements for public administrations are increasing rapidly. O2 Telefónica has designed and built a 5G standalone network for IT service provider Dataport. Dataport is testing IT solutions for public authorities, for example, to what extent 5G technology can be used to provide faster and more cost-effective access to the state network for new or growing public properties such as schools or public authorities in terms of construction. Dataport's 5G Lab provides a secure and protected research and development environment where no data leaves Dataport's premises or the administrative IT network connected to the 5G campus network.
Credits: Dataport

Helios - IoT improves patient care

O2 Telefónica has built the first private 5G campus network in a hospital in Germany for healthcare provider Helios at its hospital site in Leipzig.
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Networked medical devices can significantly improve patient care. Sensors measure vital signs such as pulse, blood pressure or blood sugar levels and warn of critical values. Patients' condition can be better monitored, and therapeutic measures can be taken more quickly and in a more targeted manner. Helios can use the network to observe and monitor medical equipment in real time, for example, infusion systems. In the future, Helios also plans to use the technology to connect medical devices in outpatient care.
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University of excellence uses 5G network for research

O2 Telefónica has deployed the first scientific 5G campus network for the Technical University of Munich (TUM), one of Europe's most innovative universities.
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The scientists study on how industrial companies can use 5G technology for autonomous guided vehicles and robots, for example. The aim is to optimize internal processes in material handling and logistics. Conventional data networks are too slow and too susceptible to interference for such applications. O2 Telefónica's 5G campus network offers TUM a secure, closed research environment - without a connection to the public mobile network. O2 Telefónica also supports the university with engineering consulting.

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