Deutsche Telekom reveals 5G and IoT strategy

Deutsche Telekom and 5G at MWC 2017Deutsche Telekom will demo mobile features such as precise positioning, moving processing power online, high bandwidth, and the integration of fixed and mobile network on the basis of 5G at MWC 2017.

Customers at MWC 2017 can start experiencing the network for the world of sensors. Deutsche Telekom is building a narrowband network in eight countries. NarrowBand-IoT technology, a preliminary stage of 5G, allows connected sensors to transmit data via a narrowband connection.

“5G takes connectivity to a new level. In the future, at least 50 billion things, along with billions of people, will need access to the network,” said Tim Hottges, chief executive officer of Deutsche Telekom.

Deutsche Telekom is associating with technology company ZEISS on augmented reality and will advance the development of smart glasses and AR technology.

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“5G is like a decathlon – you don’t win it in the sprint alone,” Claudia Nemat, Deutsche Telekom Board member for Technology and Innovation, said.

Deutsche Telekom and SK Telecom have built and demonstrated the world’s first intercontinental 5G trial network – with the support of Ericsson.
Deutsche Telekom 5G at MWC 2017
Deutsche Telekom, which has set a record latency time of one millisecond last year, will be able to guarantee stable, low latency times in the 5G network.

At the MWC 2017 in Barcelona, Deutsche Telekom is demonstrating an industrial robot whose response time is always exactly eight milliseconds. 5G latency times can be selected flexibly for different needs and service levels.

Deutsche Telekom will start the roll-out of network technology for narrowband applications in Germany and the Netherlands shortly. Deutsche Telekom plans to expand its current NarrowBand-IoT network coverage in Greece, Poland, Hungary, Austria, Slovakia and Croatia over the course of the year.

Deutsche Telekom is conducting an initial commercial test for NarrowBand-IoT together with ista, a German energy services provider. ista will start using DT’s narrowband network for the smart recording, reporting and billing of energy consumption.