Deutsche Telekom will complete the roll out of its IoT network in Germany by the end of 2019.
Smart parking – powered by Deutsche Telekom’s IoT network — is already available in more than 50 German cities. Motorists can use Park and Joy to find a free parking space and make payment.
Deutsche Telekom also developed the connected bike together with the start-up company IoT Venture. The tracking solution helps owners to locate their e-bikes and S-Pedelecs. The bicycles also automatically call for help when registering a fall.
The new network improves fire safety: the smoke detector from Lupus Electronics alerts the fire department and tenants and warns other residents and the administration of the affected building.
The Smart Data Bin of logistics service provider Rhenus is transmitting via the new network. These intelligent containers detect their fill levels and coordinate their own emptying cycles with the help of a sensor.
Kai-Ulrich Deissner, head of International Technology & Services Delivery, Deutsche Telekom, said: “Deutsche Telekom’s machine and sensor network is an integral component for the development towards 5G. It uses the NarrowBand IoT (NB-IoT) radio technology.”
Deutsche Telekom said its nine European subsidiaries and the USA have introduced NB-IoT so far. The Netherlands completed their nationwide rollout of NB-IoT in mid-2017. Austria the US and Slovakia have launched NB-IoT in 2018. NB-IoT is active in Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary, Croatia and Greece.