All about M2M – The Highlights of 2015: From Home Automation to Hollywood

For major telecommunications providers like Deutsche Telekom, M2M or IoT solutions are no longer just a matter of SIM cards. The focus is now on the globally connected industry of the future based on a common infrastructure. Join us on a journey through the trending topics of ‘All About M2M’ in 2015.

Home Automation: “When you collaborate, it takes the world further forward”


When 12-year-olds experiment with switchable power sockets, most parents will probably break out into a cold sweat, but Kai Kreuzer’s parents weren’t scared. Today, Kreuzer is a developer evangelist at Deutsche Telekom. In this interview with ‘All about M2M’ the Connected Home expert talks about the development of home automation and the advantages of open source projects.


Industrial Internet: From the steam engine to the connected factory


With the Internet of Things digitization is setting foot in factory workshops. Business and politics are talking about the fourth industrial revolution or the Industrial Internet. We have summarized the most important technical achievements of previous industrial revolutions in a timeline starting in 1769. Jump into the history of the Internet of Things here.


What happens when all the things become part of mobile networks?


By 2024, wireless networks are forecast to handle 2.3 billion M2M connections a year, generating 3.2 exabytes of data traffic. Are our current mobile networks prepared for this onslaught? 'All about M2M' discussed this with Prof. Dr.-Ing. Christian Wietfeld, head of the Communications Networks Department at the TU Dortmund University. Read the interview here.


What the M2M industry can learn from dystopian Hollywood productions


Nowadays all areas of life and work are connected by M2M to one network: the Internet of Things. Box office hits like The Matrix or The Terminator show where this can lead. They depict a dystopian future in which machines gain control and humankind is on the brink of extinction. But what does this mean for the future of M2M? Read the answer in our blog.


M2M Summit 2015: Keep it simple and secure


M2M solutions are driving the networking of our everyday lives forward on a massive scale. The opportunities seem almost unlimited. At this year’s M2M Summit in Düsseldorf it was clear, however, that along with the success stories the industry has yet to work on standardization and security solutions that are suitable for a mass market.

Dr. Alexander Lautz, Senior Vice President M2M, Deutsche Telekom, highlighted uncertainty among small and midrange enterprises: “We are constantly overloading customers with technical details and terminology. They aren’t much interested in them,” he said, “what they want is simply a secure and reliable solution to their problem.”

That is why the industry must reduce complexity in customer communications and applications. A first step into that direction is the Cloud of Things. Find out more about this cloud-based administration platform for M2M solution here. If you are interested to find out more about the innovative role of telcos in transforming the M2M market, watch Dr. Alexander Lautz’s key note speech at the M2M summit here.


In 2016 the globally connected industry of the future will continue to gain in importance, with more and more tangible applications pointing the way. Alongside mobile communications alternative transmission technologies will establish themselves in order to connect the different industrial applications optimally. That is why Low Power Wide Area networks will gain significant momentum in 2016. Furthermore, Telekom is developing a comprehensive service offering under the Industry Grade Connectivity label. It includes the M2M Service Portal and the Multi Domestic Service, which in turn includes, under the aegis of the Global M2M Association, a platform as an interface for global M2M services.


Secure, reliable, inexpensive


Mobile networks are now well adapted to the constant growth in data volumes, although data-intensive and time-critical applications are still competing with each other in today’s networks. A quality of service differentiation for mobile communications might, for example, ensure in the future that system-critical applications are sent across the Net faster. In the final analysis data must be transmitted securely, reliably and inexpensively from the machine to the server all over the world and in all areas of private and industrial environments.

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