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Connecting your products has never been easier

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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

New: With our Dormant Connectivity, it has never been easier to connect products! Thanks to our reasonable module prices, you can equip your products with connectivity ex works and activate the connection as soon as your business model requires it. This is how we open up all the possibilities of servitization for you.

What goals do you want to achieve through servitization?

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 for networking ex works

  • 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

  • New: also possible as Dormant Connectivity with particularly affordable networking hardware (competitive with WiFi) thanks to our cooperation with established partners

Retrofit – subsequently connected

  • Products that are already on the market

  • Development costs are low, 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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Dormant Connectivity: affordable connectivity option for your products

What is Dormant Connectivity?

Dormant Connectivity is an affordable connectivity option for your products. It allows you to equip your products with connectivity ex works and activate the connection as soon as your business model requires it. This allows you to set the course for the future without economic risk today!

  • Flexibility: Use only when required. Future-proof set-up and utilise the benefits of networking at any time.
  • Quality: With Telekom's expertise and established partners, we offer implementation and utilisation with an excellent price-performance ratio.
  • Simplicity: With easy access to our global IoT network and our high-quality nuSIM technology, we provide a comprehensive service and seamless implementation.
  • Security: Secure networks, certified IoT hardware and software. Ensuring the seamless interaction of network, hardware and software.

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Discover our exclusive e-books

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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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Whitepaper: 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 podcasts now!

IoT Podcast: Smarter Service Talk

Smarter Service Talk with Tom Oelsner: Economy and ecology in harmony

The GEA Group ensures sustainability and efficiency through digitalization and excellent engineering. Tom Oelsner explains how the company uses IoT solutions to network and optimize its machines and systems in order to increase productivity and reduce environmental impacts.

Please note: The podcast is only available in German.

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The Internet of Things – On the way to a smarter world

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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