Deutsche Telekom at MWC 2017

Mobile World Congress 2017

New technologies and new partnerships: Deutsche Telekom presents its big leaps at this year’s Mobile World Congress (MWC). In announcing its cooperation with China Unicom as well as its commitment to the emerging networks 5G and NarrowBand IoT (NB-IoT), the company underlines its technological leadership role.

The biggest mobile event for 2017 is officially over! With success: More than 108,000 people attended the event; professionals from 208 countries and territories were present, and the event was covered by approximately 3,500 members of the international press and media. Above 2,300 companies participated in the exhibition, which spanned nine halls and eleven outdoor spaces at Fira Gran Via and Fira Montjuïc. Everything from connected cars, virtual reality, new handsets and ingenious app ideas, to 3D printing, privacy protection, and backend solutions were on display. Visitors also explored GSMA Innovation City and experienced immersive demonstrations of cutting-edge mobile-enabled products and services in the world today.

In accordance with our trade fair motto “Feel connected all over Europe,” Deutsche Telekom gave their booth visitors the opportunity to “Feel the connected life”. Deep insights on smart home technology, predictive maintenance solutions, the comprehensive European Pan-Net, network security, connectivity services, and the possibilities of 5G, xRAN, and NB-IoT were readily available. But not only new products and services were in the spotlight; Deutsche Telekom above all communicated a bunch of interesting news.

Partnership with China Unicom

At the fair, Deutsche Telekom and China Unicom announced a strategic partnership for M2M. Their goal: to lay a firm foundation for continued growth and joint business opportunities in Europe and China. The way to achieve this is the joint enhancement of both companies’ M2M competencies. The cooperation allows customers from Deutsche Telekom to equip and manage devices with M2M connectivity also in China and manage this connectivity via the same M2M portal by Deutsche Telekom that they use for Europe and other regions. China Unicom customers will experience the same benefits on the China Unicom portal when they are offering M2M products and solutions in Europe.

New networks as enablers for the Internet of Things

Connecting people (and machines) only works with the right networks. As a trailblazer in this department, Deutsche Telekom presented also their new network strategies at MWC 2017. According to our motto “5G FOR GOOD” we presented the many benefits of 5G for our daily life. Manufacturers, for example, profit from the guaranteed low response times. How this looks demonstrated an industrial robot at the booth, which’s reaction time is exactly eight milliseconds, every time. And the latency can be flexibly adapted to demands and service levels. “With 5G, we reach a new level of connection,” explained Tim Höttges to journalists in Barcelona. “Many areas of everyday life will get a network tailored to their needs: a huge range of entertainment, extremely fast reaction times for cars or robots, and long-lasting narrowband connections for parking sensors or waste bins.”

And exactly this last network is being promoted by Deutsche Telekom as well: NarrowBand IoT. Namely: all over Europe, as the company announced at the MWC. In Germany, we will commercially launch NB-IoT in the second quarter of 2017 and are already running several pilots with large customers in the areas of smart metering, smart parking and asset tracking. In the Netherlands, the nationwide implementation of the NB-IoT network is scheduled to be completed in 2017 with several customers, including indoor climate specialist Itho Daalderop, railway maintenance specialist Dual Inventive and sensor maker Smartsensors, also lined up to use the network. In six other European markets, including Austria, Croatia, Greece, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia, Deutsche Telekom plans to extend the already existing NB-IoT coverage to more cities during 2017.

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