Today Vodafone is a big name in the field of telecommunication and is spread worldwide. With the emergence and effective implementation of IOT technology, Vodafone has started providing different services using IOT technology.
IOT uses a range of technologies to create intelligent assets. This technology is on the rise and technology-oriented companies are adopting this technology in their thousands of services on a daily basis.
Vodafone With IOT Offering M2M Services
With the adoption of IOT, Vodafone has started offering M2M (Machine to Machine) and it has taken a boost since 2015. According to Vodafone Group Plc, more than a quarter of all companies worldwide are using M2M technologies, with the concept now being identified as a vital business solution that touches everything from back-end operations to customer experience.
According to Andrew Morawski- Vodafone’s Group Head of IOT for the America, M2M has mostly been used to automate internal business processes, but that trend is changing as companies evolve their M2M strategies to innovate, drive new customer experiences, and increase revenue through more sophisticated, customer-facing connected products and services. M2M technology of IOT has strengthened the understanding of retail market among the technology-oriented companies, thereby increasing the experience of customers of shopping through personalization, smarter payment methods, and digital signage.
Vodafone With IOT At The Cutting Edge Of Ireland Infrastructure
According to Lauren Morris, M2M sales manager, Vodafone Ireland, Vodafone has a global network of 17m M2M devices, of which over 200,000 are functioning in Ireland. She says that Vodafone continues to intensify the global M2M service to offer greater speeds, coverage and scale globally.
Ireland is on the threshold in terms of industrial applications of Internet Of Things and all the pieces are in place for the country to be a world leader in this area. The government and industry heavy hitters strongly believe that Ireland is in perfect position to be a trailblazer in the development and deployment of Internet Of Things in the business world.
The IOT is an outline in which objects, animals or people are provided with unique identifiers and the ability to transfer data over a network without requiring human-to-human or human-to-computer interaction. Keeping in mind the increased generation of revenue by IOT product and service providers, IDA Ireland has earmarked the Internet Of Things as one of the areas for Ireland to pursue in its recently announced five-year strategy that was incorporated in the Government’s Action Plan for jobs last January.
Vodafone Qatar In Smart Stadium Deal
Vodafone is a leading telecom services operator in Qatar and has signed a Memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Vodafone’s sister company in Turkey to develop smart stadiums for the mega FIFA 2022. This agreement was done with the Turkish football club Besiktas to facilitate the transfer of knowledge, expertise and technological know-how from Turkey’s state-of-the-art and first smart stadium, the Vodafone Arena, to Qatar.
The telecom major has invested some $10 million for the smart stadium solutions alone, making it one of the most advanced technological infrastructures in the world. With the development of smart stadiums, spectators can access 620 Wi-Fi spots, 2G, 3G, and 4.5G broadband network connections, rich content displays on 850 video walls, and a Vodafone Arena application. More than 142 km of the cables is supporting the Arena’s telecommunication systems and Wi-Fi network, connecting the rooms to the data center.
Huawei and Vodafone collaborate with NB-IOT for a smart parking in Spain
Two companies came together for a collaboration with NB-IOT to create a smart parking in Spain. They have completed the first trial successfully on commercial networks for pre-standard NB-IOT smart parking. This marks a significant milestone in the NB-IOT collaboration between the two companies, who have recently launched the world’s first strategic NB-IOT Open Lab to promote the development of the NB-IOT ecosystem and innovative solutions for the market.
The trial took place in Vodafone Plaza in Madrid and covered various indoor parkings, in a collaboration with Fangle and Ublox. Smart parking will empower the users to access parking data remotely, from a mobile application, including checking parking spot availability, and navigating to the available spots. Additionally, this solution will also create new revenue systems for municipal management, will lower the public parking costs and will help to alleviate traffic overcrowding.
Vodafone IOT To Power Exoskeletons In Help To Victims
Vodafone’s Internet of Things has won a contract to connect a new series of robotic exoskeletons to help the stroke victims and spinal cord injury victims increase mobility. The Ekso Bionics “Ekso GT” is the only FDA approved exoskeleton used for spinal and stroke victims. Vodafone’s connectivity will be used to provide communications for diagnostics and improved access to the patient data.
Exoskeleton suit provides power to either side of the patient’s body and also allows physical therapists to mobilize patients earlier, more frequently and a greater number of high-intensity steps, all of which will help recovery.
Vodafone thus, has collaborated with the Internet of Things to come up with new technology-oriented services, thereby empowering its clients/customers with the same.