Telefónica has teamed up with Software AG to offer its suite of IoT and digital transformation services to enterprises.

The offering combines the operator’s connectivity with Software AG’s Cumulocity solution, a management platform for devices and sensors.

Customers will be able to manage devices connected to Telefónica networks using a range of features such as condition monitoring, predictive maintenance and track and trace.

The platform can be hosted either in the cloud or on customer premises and supports apps and devices from multiple vendors, as well as a range of technology standards including NB-IoT and LoRa.

The solution will be available in Spain, although an initial release date was not given.

Javier Magdalena Pinilla, Director of Digital Business and TSOL at Telefónica Spain, said: “Telefónica has a long history of innovation and the Cumulocity IoT platform, along with Cumulocity development teams, will enable us to both increase the pace of innovation and to reduce the time to globally deploy IoT services to meet the needs of new and evolving needs of our customers.”

He added: “We are working and innovating on numerous projects to build the foundation for digital transformation with many other companies in the information and technology market; for us, it is all about using IoT to have a positive impact on society.”

The tie-up comes as Deutsche Telekom’s IT arm T-Systems published research from a survey of 73 managers from German industrial companies, revealing that 47 percent had not yet initiated any digitalisation projects.

Only 30 percent said they had progressed beyond the pilot phase to live operations.

Asked about why they had not made more progress, 18 percent cited a lack of expertise and 16 percent claimed technical prerequisites had not been met. High investment costs and a lack of profitability were both cited by 14 percent.

Ten percent, meanwhile, cited uncertainty about future standards and developments.

Telefónica has teamed up with Software AG to offer its suite of IoT and digital transformation services to enterprises.

The offering combines the operator’s connectivity with Software AG’s Cumulocity solution, a management platform for devices and sensors.

Customers will be able to manage devices connected to Telefónica networks using a range of features such as condition monitoring, predictive maintenance and track and trace.

The platform can be hosted either in the cloud or on customer premises and supports apps and devices from multiple vendors, as well as a range of technology standards including NB-IoT and LoRa.

The solution will be available in Spain, although an initial release date was not given.

Javier Magdalena Pinilla, Director of Digital Business and TSOL at Telefónica Spain, said: “Telefónica has a long history of innovation and the Cumulocity IoT platform, along with Cumulocity development teams, will enable us to both increase the pace of innovation and to reduce the time to globally deploy IoT services to meet the needs of new and evolving needs of our customers.”

He added: “We are working and innovating on numerous projects to build the foundation for digital transformation with many other companies in the information and technology market; for us, it is all about using IoT to have a positive impact on society.”

The tie-up comes as Deutsche Telekom’s IT arm T-Systems published research from a survey of 73 managers from German industrial companies, revealing that 47 percent had not yet initiated any digitalisation projects.

Only 30 percent said they had progressed beyond the pilot phase to live operations.

Asked about why they had not made more progress, 18 percent cited a lack of expertise and 16 percent claimed technical prerequisites had not been met. High investment costs and a lack of profitability were both cited by 14 percent.

Ten percent, meanwhile, cited uncertainty about future standards and developments.

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