Telefonica partners with Schindler to provide IoT connectivity for escalators
Telefónica and Schindler announced a global partnership under which the Spanish telco will be the IoT and network connectivity partner for Schindler’s digital offering for smart elevators and escalators.
Telefonica will provide the services under its Telefonica Business Solutions unit.
The cloud-based digital platform Schindler Ahead is a fully-digital maintenance, emergency services and information system. Using artificial intelligence, it provides predictive maintenance by analyzing cloud-based data from connected elevators and escalators that improves equipment reliability and uptime and delivers insights to better operate buildings.
Under the deal, Telefónica is providing Schindler with IoT connectivity services via its global roaming network, ensuring connectivity for Schindler Ahead customers worldwide.
“This partnership reinforces our commitment to delivering high quality and innovative digital solutions to our customers by collaborating with a global leader in IoT connectivity,” said Markus Staudenmann, head of commercial, Schindler Digital Group. “Telefónica shares our vision of the incredible possibilities of IoT and how it can improve mobility in an increasingly urbanized world.”
“We are delighted to have been chosen to provide our IoT services to Schindler for such an innovative solution. As world-leaders in IoT, we understand our customers’ needs and how IoT solutions can help drive new efficiencies, reach new markets and get closer to their end customers. We look forward to continuing the relationship with Schindler into the future,” said Juan Vicente Martin, director of multinational customers at Telefónica.
With the agreement, Telefónica will also provide Schindler with its managed connectivity platform Kite Platform, which allows centralized, real-time visibility and management of connectivity for elevators and escalators.