Smart Filling Level Checker Uses Laser and IoT

How waste disposal specialists REMONDIS and Rhenus use connected filling level sensors to perfect used glass container and data protection bin pick-up services.

The Right SIM Card for Every IoT Project

On a construction site, in the production shop and in transportation and logistics SIM cards are a key component of connectivity. That is why, subject to the application area, an IoT SIM must fulfill special M2M requirements.

Efficiency in Fields and Meadows: Autonomous Labor thanks to Precise Positioning

Field work and lawn mowing have more in common than working in the open air. Both are time-consuming, often monotonous and physically demanding, but they can also be automated by means of IoT and precise positioning.

Smart Farming: How 5G Powers Digitization of Agriculture

5G enables autonomous field robots, self-driving tractors and camera drones to help transform agriculture into a theater of smart farming technologies.

5G for Smart Street Lighting

Smart City meets Green Tech. Omniflow’s smart IoT lamp pole provides light, WiFi access, measures traffic flows, and many other services, all powered by sun and wind and using Telekom’s 5G technology.

Green IoT: Precise Positioning for the Environment

Precise positioning helps autonomous vehicles to find their way around, for instance. That is obvious. But can the technology be good for nature? A few examples from practice demonstrate that it can.

Connectivity Guidelines for Complex IoT Projects

Be it hardware, data volumes or wireless technologies, companies must clarify many details when designing an IoT business model. The IoT Connectivity Guide provides answers.

DB Call a Bike: IoT for Efficient Bike Sharing

Call a Bike, Deutsche Bahn’s bike sharing service, uses LTE-M SIM cards and Telekom’s IoT Solution Optimizer to optimize its offering and product development.

IoT Makes Elevator Shafts Energy-Efficient

The benefits of sustainability, cost efficiency and process optimization go hand in hand for D+H and its customers thanks to the Internet of Things (IoT). A smart, user-friendly box identifies energy losses in elevator shafts and helps reduce energy usage.

LTE-M: A Bridge Between NB-IoT and 5G

Globally available mobile networks are the basis of the Internet of Things. Many connected applications already run successfully on existing cellular standards. So why do we need LTE-M and 5G?

Why Global Players Now Need Global IoT Networks

Networked implants that function globally and connected cars with worldwide reception are two examples of what is currently required of mobile network operators.

nuSIM – the integrated SIM for the Internet of Things

The integrated SIM card (embedded SIM, or eSIM for short) is a tiny chip that is soldered directly onto the circuit board of a smartphone or a communication unit in the car, making hardware components unnecessary.

IoT Extreme Weather Early Warning System

Due to global warming, extreme weather events are on the increase all over the world. An IoT solution developed by the U.S. startup divirod using Telekom’s LTE-M connectivity collects water data and issues early risk warnings.

IoT Security: NB-IoT or LoRaWAN?

Smart Factory, Smart City, Smart Everything: IoT-enabled devices are becoming normal. But which standard wireless technology guarantees secure data transmission over long distances using little energy? A comparison of NB-IoT and LoRaWAN.

All Under Control on Connected Construction Site

From time recording and location of tools, equipment and vehicle fleet to securing the excavation pit, many construction site operations can already be digitized.

IoT Roaming Links Fruit Crates and Water Meters Globally

It takes effective IoT roaming to get global IoT projects really up and running, and that requires reliable networks and international partnerships.

More Charging Stations for More Electromobility

EVs are selling like hot cakes in Germany but charging station numbers simply cannot keep pace with the demand. So Telekom is now taking infrastructure development forward with the aid of the Internet of Things.

Press IoT Service Buttons for Intralogistics 4.0

Fewer costs due to unnecessary empty runs, more sustainability, more efficiency, more quality: setting these as its targets, Telekom developed an IoT solution for intralogistics at the chemicals company BASF Coatings.

5G Network Expansion: IoT Boost for Industry of the Future

From smart farming to telemedicine, many future IoT applications will depend on a nationwide 5G network.

Facility Management Has “Enormous Potential”

A few sensors here, a smartphone app there, and there is your smart building. Obviously not, of course. Professor Uwe Rotermund, managing partner of consultants rotermund.ingenieure, notes in this interview where connecting buildings with the Internet of Things (IoT) is often still problematic and why developers and facility managers need to rethink.

LTE-M: The Most Important Questions and Answers

Mobile, economical and high-coverage, LTE-M provides ideal conditions for many IoT scenarios. We answer the most important questions about the mobile communications standard.

Connected Gastronomy for Better Service

Reading every wish from your guests’ lips is the stated aim of many a restaurateur. The Internet of Things (IoT) uses smart technologies to support this ambition.

Connected Production Eases Burden on Skilled Workers

As machines and manufacturing processes grow increasingly complicated companies need to rethink the work environment of their skilled production workers. The Internet of Things has a central role to play in this process.

LichtWART: Intelligent Illuminated Advertising with IoT

Digital networking for LichtWART solutions is being realized with Telekom. The Internet of Things acts as a platform for lighting management. 

Embedded Connectivity for Sustainable Water Use

Smart water meters and irrigation systems facilitate sustainable and efficient water use worldwide. How modern IoT technology helps make it possible.

Select AG: Car data by IoT to Independent Garage

SELECT AG is one of the leading actors in Germany’s independent aftermarket. Purchasing cooperation based on an IoT solution enables independent garages to be supplied with vehicle data and makes them more competitive.

Construction Machinery as a Service

Construction companies could improve the utilization of their construction machinery significantly, putting it to optimal use. But to do so they would require a transparent overview of the location and utilization of their machinery and equipment.

Five Fresh Facts About NB-IoT

In the Smart City, in Industry 4.0 or in logistics, the NarrowBand IoT (NB-IoT) mobile communications standard has swiftly gained the upper hand in many areas of private, public, and economic life and is becoming increasingly relevant. We take a look at some interesting information about the technology.

NB-IoT, Sigfox, LoRaWAN: A Trio with Many Capabilities

Various wireless technologies with different capabilities are now available for IoT applications. Which is the best solution for your IoT project? That’s a tricky enterprise decision to make.

Digitizing the Automobile Industry with IoT

Connected car, tracking, autonomous driving and predictive maintenance, the Internet of Things is in successful use throughout the automobile industry.

Internet of Things Speeds Up Digitization

If a beermat relays the guest’s preferences to the brewery the Internet of Things is sure to be involved. Companies across all industries are increasingly making use of the opportunities that the Internet of Things offers them.

Farewell to 3G: New opportunities for companies

In the summer of 2021, Deutsche Telekom will switch off the 3G network. This is an opportunity for companies to switch to high-performance M2M modules based on LTE-M or NarrowBand IoT. And in doing so advance their digitalization.

A smart campus network in Swabia

Self-driving transport robots, remote maintenance and automatic status reports: The factory of the future functions autonomously and is networked. Why OSRAM is already working in such a forward-thinking way in Schwabmünchen.

In Ten Steps to a Successful IoT Project

Sixty percent of IoT projects come to grief at the Proof of Concept stage. These ten steps will get you off to a successful start on the Internet of Things.

Debunking 5 common IoT myths

IoT is only good for connecting coffee machines or refrigerators to the Internet and it makes devices vulnerable to cyber-attacks – these are just two of several widespread misconceptions about the Internet of Things.

5G start-ups: Working in a virtual 3D world

Thanks to 5G and edge computing, technologies such as Augmented Reality are becoming a part of our everyday lives. Part 5 of our practice series about forward-looking solutions from tech start-ups.

The 5 biggest misconceptions about NB-IoT

NarrowBand IoT (NB-IoT) offers completely new possibilities for networking devices and machines in the Internet of Things. However, some misconceptions about the new mobile standard persist.

Driving home for Christmas – completely relaxed and without any traffic jams

On a road trip, passengers are able to travel relaxed due to the WLAN hotspot and smart car applications. More and more cars are offering fast Internet and entertainment services thanks to integrated or retrofittable hotspots.

Taxi! Calling a cab at the touch of a button

Order a taxi by phone or app? It's even easier: Just press the button the "taxiklingel" and the driver is on his way. The IoT solution helps save passengers, service staff and taxi centres a lot of time.

The right mobile communications for every IoT idea

These examples of use cases, divided into four scenarios, show that with 4G, 5G, LTE-M and NB-IoT, four future-proof mobile communication technologies exist that enable a large number of use cases in the Internet of Things.

5G start-ups: Experiencing 3D worlds

5G and edge computing offer a high degree of innovation potential and completely new development opportunities for tech start-ups. We present future-orientated solutions. Part 4 of our practice series.

Track me if you can: The digital link to the new car

When new cars are delivered to dealers, carmakers often lack important information about the location and condition of the vehicles. Now a digital monitoring solution creates transparency.

5G start-ups: Training in an AR environment

The topics of 5G and edge computing are gaining momentum. We present start-ups that are developing innovative solutions – from applications for the automotive industry to products for VR gaming. Part 3 of our practice series.

5G start-ups: AR gaming to go

AR/VR to future mobility: In our new series, we present 5G start-ups and their creative solutions for 5G and edge computing applications.

5G Start-ups: Event Planning in Real Time

AR and VR, entertainment and gaming, future mobility and robotics – just as numerous as the possible uses of 5G applications, is the need on the customer side. We show innovative solutions of promising start-ups.

Starting signal for the network of the future

5G is key for enabling innovative technology. Why network operators like Deutsche Telekom have bought the new frequencies at auction for many billions of euros. And what this means for the digitalization of industry.

MWC19: Smart ideas from Barcelona

At the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Deutsche Telekom presented innovative solutions and visions for the Internet of Things: Smart City, Smart Factory, Smart Gaming.

Now available: The new Mobile IoT Guide 2019

For mobile data transmission, Deutsche Telekom is now establishing the new LTE-M radio standard in its mobile communications network in addition to NarrowBand IoT (NB-IoT). The new Mobile IoT Guide 2019 presents both technologies.

Live test: NB-IoT proves indoor effectiveness

The wireless standard NarrowBand IoT (NB-IoT) makes smart metering more efficient. And now a large measurement test has shown that the transmission technology for building is more effective than all previous solutions.

Safety first: Connected cars need a digital protective shield

In a central coordination center, a specialist cyber-security team collects and examines all the security-relevant data of the "connected car" ecosystem around the clock.

hubraum LTE-M Prototyping Summit

18 LTE-M solution partners passed the finishing line in Vienna: In the perfect pre-Christmas scenery of Vienna, T-Mobile Austria hosted the Summit of the hubraum LTE-M Prototyping program which attracted more than 150 participants. During the event, 18 solution partners who have successfully completed the program had the opportunity to present their LTE-M prototypes & use cases to the audience.

LTE-M Prototyping summit in Vienna

On November 22, Deutsche Telekom has presented the finalists of the hubraum LTE-M Prototyping program at the Summit in the T-Center in Vienna, Austria. The event was very much the culmination point of the efforts made by the 18 solution partners and their mentors over the last months.

The LTE-M Prototyping Program

LTE-M: A story about bicycle thieves, supermarket cherries and kid’s smart watches

Creating a sensor network with smartphones

Modern smartphones, often containing more than two dozen sensors, have turned into mobile measuring stations. Found in virtually every part of the globe, these devices have the potential to provide incredibly valuable troves of data. But there needs to be a rewards system to encourage people to provide this information – and ensure data protection remains intact.

Challenges of autonomous vehicles

Autonomous vehicles are already on our roads – but are drivers really ready for self-driving cars? A look at the remaining legal and technological challenges to be overcome.

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