Deutsche Telecom’s IOT network now reaches over 90% of Germany’s population
The network supports smart parking in 50 German cities with a “Park and Joy” app. The carrier also developed the connected bike, with a startup called IoT Venture. Even fire safety is improved with a Lupus Electronics smoke detector that alerts tenants and the fire department in emergencies.
Around 1,000 intelligent document bins are connected to the network. Sensors know when the bins are filled with documents and help co-ordinate emptying. DT worked with a logistics company, Rhenus, on the system, along with the Fraunhofer Institute for Material Flow and Logistic IML.
About 100,000 devices should be launched by the end of 2019.
DT uses a NarrowBand IoT network to transfer measurement data to the cloud. Following testing, the carrier has proven that NB-IoT will provide data transmissions deep into buildings, where previously walls interrupted signals.