Deutsche Telekom has put its new NB-IoT network into operation throughout Germany.
The innovative machine and sensor network facilitates digitization in a wide range of industries. It covers 90 percent of Germany's area and supplies more than 90 percent of the population. The rollout will be completed by the end of 2019.
The possibilities for the new IoT network are unlimited. Smart parking is already available in more than 50 German cities: with Park and Joy, motorists can easily find a free parking space. Payment is made by app. Deutsche Telekom also developed the connected bike together with the start-up company IoT Venture. The tracking solution helps owners to locate their e-bikes and S-Pedelecs. The bicycles also automatically call for help when registering a fall.
Deutsche Telekom introduces NB-IoT roaming in Europe. This will allow customers to easily scale their international mobile IoT offerings in the future. For example, for the logistical monitoring of containers that pass several international borders on their route. As a first step, the national companies in Germany, Austria, the Netherlands, Hungary, Slovakia and the Czech Republic support roaming among each other.