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A year ago, Telefónica Deutschland founded its subsidiary for data-based business models: Telefónica NEXT. Plenty has happened since then: The corporate start-up has now conducted data analyses for transport planning in five German cities, it is strengthening bricks-and- mortar retail and thus German city centres with its analytical expertise, and it has made the alpha version of its “Geeny” IoT platform for end-user applications available to developers and companies. We take a look back.
Telefónica Deutschland expands its mobile business portfolio, offering even more data volume starting 18 September. With up to 30 GB of monthly high-speed data volume, this leaves virtually no limits to working efficiently on the move. Effective of the same day, Telefónica Deutschland expands its portfolio by the new O2 Business Basic tariffs for companies whose employees require only small amounts of data. The focus of the flexible voice tariff is on calls. Business customers can customize their O2 Business Basic tariffs thanks to a wide range of options – from smartphones to extra data volume.
Large cities are faced with constantly increasing pollution. But before cities can take specific measures against this problem, they first have to know where pollution is especially high. To this end, they require extensive data. As part of a pilot project in Nuremberg, for the first time, a method was developed that enables the analysis of traffic flows, and subsequently of air quality, using anonymised mobile network data. The approach is promising, which is why the methodology will be further developed in a follow-up project.
As part of its digital transformation, Telefónica Deutschland, with its start-up Telefónica NEXT, is advancing the Internet of Things (IoT) for end consumers. At CeBIT, Telefónica NEXT for the first time presents a number of concrete products that are made smart by the specifically developed IoT software platform “Geeny.”
The digital transformation is a central theme of CeBIT 2017. For Telefónica Deutschland, as a driver of digitization and the largest mobile communications provider on the German market by number of customers, CeBIT is the perfect place to present the company’s visions and products under the motto “#DesigningDigitalLives.” This is why, for the first time in ten years, Telefónica Deutschland returns to the show with a large-scale stand.
The overburdening of city transport systems is becoming an increasing challenge. But before cities can take concrete action, they need to gather precise traffic data. This is often very time consuming and expensive. A study by the Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Engineering IAO in cooperation with Telefónica NEXT and the data analysis specialist Teralytics found that mobile network data can make a positive contribution to transport planning.
There’s something in the air: Cities like Nuremberg are struggling with an increasingly high pollution with CO2, atmospheric particular matter and nitrogen oxide. They are urgently searching for a solution for clean air in the city.
At CeBIT Telefónica Deutschland has also presented its new tariff portfolio for the automatic communication from machine to machine (M2M): IoT Connect offers a broad spectrum of services, which can be adapted flexibly to companies’ individual requirements.
Telefónica Deutschland has just presented its new fixed-line offering for business customers at CeBIT. O2 All-IP equips companies with everything they need from one source: The telephone system, internet access and telephone connection are all provided by the same supplier and paid for through a combined monthly bill.
Sixt Leasing AG and its subsidiary Sixt Mobility Consulting AG now offer a new M2M solution: The fully automatic Sixt driver’s log is based on the innovative plug-and-play solution by Telefónica and Geotab, with Telefónica in Germany acting as the general contractor and offering the hardware, service, as well as the necessary to mobile communication access from a single source.
O2 is rebuilding its single tariffs for business customers to make them more flexible: Starting September 14th, users of O2 on Business S, M or L can temporarily increase their monthly data volume, if they need a greater amount for one quarter – without changing their actual tariff. In each tariff level, customers can choose between two different LTE Data Upgrade Packs with different data volumes. For O2 on Business S and M, this also increases the maximum download speed.
Starting August 18th, O2 on Business tariffs S and M will provide more data volume for usage inside Germany, and O2 on Business L and XL will include more volume for usage within Europe. Another novelty is the EU Roaming Flat option, which allows unlimited calls inside the European Union for business customers.
In perfect time for the summer holidays: Starting 1st August, O2 contract customers will be able to use the fast LTE network even when travelling abroad. The new LTE roaming will first be activated for popular holiday destinations such as Spain, France and the USA. Further countries will gradually follow suit over the course of the next months.
The winners of the O2 #MeinBusiness campaign have been determined: In February, small businesses and self-employed workers had been invited to introduce their businesses in Telefónica’s nationwide campaign. More than 370 participants sent in short videos and exceptional stories about their companies, gaining the chance to win an advertising campaign worth 20,000 Euros. According to Telefónica’s slogan: support our customers’ lifestyle in the best possible way.
At CeBIT, Telefónica Germany has just presented its latest solution for automatic communication between machines: With Telefónica M2M Object Monitoring, customers can access their connected machines and devices from anywhere and any time. Telefónica cooperates with Software AG, the world leader in business management software, to offer a complete solution including connectivity, hardware, application platform and services.
Telefónica in Germany has presented its new fixed-line telephony solution for business customers: Voice Access SIP provides small and medium-sized businesses with flexible, scalable connections for telephone systems based on the approved Session Initiation Protocol (SIP). Thanks to this technology, calls are no longer processed via conventional ISDN, but via a modern broadband connection.
As part of its LTE initiative, O2 has with immediate effect unlocked access to the mobile 4G network for all contract customers. This enables customers to enjoy a very good network experience when using their data services on the go.
The agreement brings Geotab’s leading fleet transport telematics solutions to Europe and complements Telefónica’s telematics portfolio; Geotab devices have been deployed in over 400,000 vehicles and currently support 40% of the top ten fleets in North America.
Driver demand for connected cars grows as consumers call for better safety, smarter navigation and lower-cost insurance
Telefónica Deutschland has added to its portfolio of digital workplace solutions for business customers.
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