Telenor Connexion planning smart parking trial in Norway
The smart parking implementation will be the initial step of commercial IoT networks in Norway
Sweden-based IoT provider Telenor Connexion aims to carry out a smart parking pilot in Trondheim, Norway, beginning in January 2017.
The firm plans to implement the pilot through cooperation with Norwegian firm Q-Free. Telenor Connexion believes the pilot will be the first step towards a full-scale commercial network for IoT in Norway.
Q-Free develops, manufactures and sells a portfolio of solutions for road infrastructure management.
“Telenor Connexion sees great potential in Low Power Wide Area Networks (LPWA), which enables new use cases beyond the cellular-based applications that we deliver today,” said Martin Whitlock, CTO at Telenor Connexion. “We have particularly high expectations on the LPWA standard Narrow-Band IoT, which we believe will be a technology that operators worldwide will establish, thereby ensuring high demands on performance and future proofing.”
Telenor Connexion is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, and also has local offices in Germany, the U.K., U.S., and Japan. Telenor Connexion is fully owned by Nordic telecommunications group Telenor.
Some of the firm’s clients include Volvo, Nissan, Scania, Hitachi Construction Machinery, Verisure Securitas Direct and Husqvarna.
Deutsche Telekom launches multi-IoT platform
In related news, German telco Deutsche Telekom has developed a multi-IoT platform at its cloud data center in Biere. The platform will unite different IoT platforms from a number of providers including Microsoft, Cisco and Huawei.
Deutsche Telekom’s House of IoT platform will begin with the Azure IoT Suite from Microsoft, followed by Cisco Fog and the IoT platform from Chinese vendor Huawei.
“We now offer a scalable, pan-industry platform, together with plug-and-play starter packages to help companies begin using the IoT,” said Anette Bronder, Director of T-Systems’ Digital Division.
Deutsche Telekom also offers full-service IoT packages for enterprises. The telco’s standard package for predictive maintenance includes sensors for recording machine conditions, connectivity for transmitting the data to the cloud, use of the IoT platform and presentation of the data in a web-based dashboard. In the coming months, this standard package will be enhanced with a data analytics service, the European telco said.