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Unimagined possibilities through servitization
Unimagined possibilities through servitization

New business models through digital networking

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A digital revolution is underway: servitization. Around the globe, companies are revolutionising their business models by connecting their physical products to the Internet of Things (IoT) to sell subscription services instead of just goods.

These Smart Connected Products open many new opportunities for them:

  • Better understanding of customer needs through usage data
  • Stronger customer loyalty
  • Value-added digital services that differentiate them from competitors' offerings
  • Regular, recurring revenue

Deutsche Telekom offers you everything you need to connect your physical products from a single source. This way, we open up the possibilities of servitization for you in the simplest way possible.

What goals do you want to achieve through servitization?

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There are two ways to network your products

Connectivity is the prerequisite for a servitization business model with physical products. There are two ways to establish this: On the one hand, it can be considered during the planning stage and integrated into the product – this variant is called "embedded". On the other hand, an existing product can be retrofitted with networking – this is called "retrofit".

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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E-Book: Smart Connected Ecosystem in Healthcare

The demographic change, cost explosion, shortage of skilled workers, and digitalization pose significant challenges for the healthcare industry. Learn more about how digital ecosystems act as a crucial catalyst for the redesign of the healthcare system.

Please note: The form section for the download, the following communication and the e-book are in German.

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E-Book: Smart Connected Products

More and more companies are utilizing the Internet of Things to expand their physical products with innovative services and features, and to improve their overall product offering. Discover the new opportunities with Smart Connected Products and successfully position yourself in the market.

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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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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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