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Digital Innovations for your Business
Digital Innovations for your Business

Your Product and our Network – unprecedented Possibilities

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A digital revolution is underway: All around the globe, companies are turning their physical products into smart connected products using the Internet of Things (IoT), enabling them to make their products more sustainable and attract new customers.

This opens up new opportunities.
 

  • A better understanding of customer needs via usage data
  • The possibility to offer a proactive service which solves problems before outages can occur
  • Digital value-added services that differentiate products from competitors‘ offers
  • New, digital business models and revenue sources


Telekom offers you everything you need. Connect your physical products with the IoT from a single source – opening up the possibilities of smart connected products in the simplest way imaginable.

What Challenge are you Trying to Solve?

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There are two Possibilities for Connecting your Products

On the one hand, connectivity can be taken into account during the planning stage and be integrated into the product – this variant is known as “embedded”. On the other hand, an existing product can be retrofitted with connectivity features – known as the “retrofit“ variant.



Embedded – connected from the very start

  • Products that are in development 

  • Development costs are higher, since networking hardware needs to be co-developed 

  • Unrestricted power supply, as the device source can be used 

  • Unrestricted power supply allows for the free choice of mobile network (5G, 4G, LTE, LTE-M, NB-IoT)

  • Robust, as it is firmly integrated and soldered



Retrofit – subsequently connected

  • Products that are already on the market

  • Development costs are lower, as existing networking hardware can be used 

  • Power supply stems mostly from rechargeable batteries that need to be topped up regularly 

  • Rechargeable batteries make energy-efficient mobile networks such as NB-IoT or LTE-M the first choice

  • Less robust, as hardware is retrofitted


Are you unsure which solution is the right choice for your individual case? Our experts will be happy to advise you!

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Deutsche Telekom offers you these advantages

Low financial risk


High technical safety

  • Reliable connectivity on the best network – both nation-wide and internationally
  • Combined development expertise of 2000 developers and experience from several dozen reference projects
  • Largest database of certified modules and test labs for optimal hardware selection

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You need further information about one of our offers or have a specific question? We are happy to help you.
 

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Want to learn more? Listen to the podcast now!

What are smart connected products and what role does IoT play? Our colleague Hannes Händel explains this and much more in this episode of the digitalization podcast “Digitalization. Made. Simple.“ using real examples from various industries.

Please note: The podcast is only available in German.

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