Deutsche Telekom reveals IoT Solution Optimizer benefits

Deutsche Telekom revealed the benefits of the IoT Solution Optimizer, an online tool to provide consultancy and customer onboarding services for cost-effective IoT solutions for its global customers.
Deutsche Telekom IoT head Ingo Hofacker
IoT Solution Optimizer enables IoT businesses around the world to model and optimize the performance of IoT applications in vertical industries such as smart city services, security or asset tracking.

IoT customers can either model their own custom design, or try a standard IoT offering in minutes.

Ingo Hofacker, head of IoT business at Deutsche Telekom, said: “Deutsche Telekom’s IoT Solution Optimizer is easy to use, offering guidance and exceptional choice throughout the process. Our clients can now significantly improve time-to-market, while minimizing cost and risk.”

Deutsche Telekom’s IoT Solution Optimizer will support customers to assemble a “virtual twin” of the product they want to deploy.

For instance, IoT customers can first pick the countries where their smart parking sensors will run, the access technology and the hardware components, such as radio modules and batteries. They specify the behavior and deployment aspects of the smart parking application, including payload and protocol, power saving features, coverage and temperature environments.

Once the custom design is finalized, it is used to model reliable results of expected battery life on the selected operator networks. The IoT Solution Optimizer also shows what aspects of the solution can be optimized to improve economic viability. Performance analyses can be delivered to customers in seconds.

The IoT Solutions Optimizer partners

Sequans, Altair Semiconductor, HiSilicon, MediaTek and Samsung Electronics are the leading IoT chipset vendors.

u-blox, Advantech, Fibocom, Foxconn, Gemalto, Lierda, Murata, Neoway, Quectel, Ruijie Networks, Sierra Wireless, SIMCom, Telit and Teltonika are the leading IoT Module OEMs.

CompoTEK, DIGI International, Tekmodul, LUPUS-Electronics, Nedap Mobility Solutions, and Sercomm are the leading IoT Device suppliers.

Saft, a company of TOTAL, is the battery manufacturer.

Chordant is supplying IoT Platform with oneM2M Service Layer.

hub:raum, Detecon and ORBIT IT-Solutions are responsible for IoT consultancy, acceleration and pPrototyping. IoT service provider is Veolia.

Deutsche Telekom is ready to integrate additional mobile network operators and suppliers into the service to enhance IoT experience for customers.

The IoT Solutions Optimizer is currently available for applications based on the mobile IoT technology NB-IoT (NarrowBand IoT).

IoT customers can analyze and optimize NB-IoT solutions in 8 markets: Austria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Germany, The Netherlands, Poland, Slovakia, and United States. Deutsche Telekom will add Hungary in the coming months. Deutsche Telekom will introduce modeling based on the mobile IoT technology LTE-M (LTE for Machines) in Q3 2019.

Deutsche Telekom, as part of the mobile IoT market push, has to date rolled out NB-IoT across 9 countries in its European footprint as well as the United States. Deutsche Telekom will roll out LTE-M as of mid-2019 in several of Deutsche Telekom’s European markets.