Deutsche Telekom partners with IBM for Smarter Cities

Operator group Deutsche Telekom has announced an M2M deal with IBM to develop Smarter Cities solutions.

IBM will provide IT systems that gather real time data from various services, applications and device end points. Deutsche Telekom will provide cities with pervasive M2M connectivity to these technologies and services, as well as SIM card access management and M2M solutions integration expertise.

The two firms aim to enable cities to make smarter use of their services through intelligent data capture and analysis.

Their solutions will enable City councils to generate cost efficiencies through better use of their existing infrastructure and improved planning of resources, the operator said. This will help cities more quickly design and deploy next-generation intelligence systems that improve sustainability.

Citizens will also be able to anticipate traffic delays and bus or train arrivals when travelling, find public parking spots more easily, and gain improved access to a wide array of relevant city information and services.

“M2M is a technology with enormous growth potential as it adds real value to our daily lives, both in business and privately,” said Thomas Kiessling, chief product and innovation officer at Deutsche Telekom.

“Our joint Smarter Cities initiative gives us the opportunity to work with cities across the globe and offer them valuable end-to-end solutions that help support public welfare as well as their economic growth in the future.”

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