Since it first rolled out the welcome mat about two years ago, Deutsche Telekom has opened its doors to the expanding ecosystem and opportunity surrounding smart homes.
The German service provider continues to extend its environment of appliances, apps and device partners that leverage its platform to create a cozy, interactive household for today's consumers. The operator teams up with other service providers to accelerate their deployment of smart-home solutions and services.
Operator KPN, for example, used DT's smart home platform QIVICON to launch its KPN SmartLife service for security, energy and comfort controls.
On Tuesday, April 24 at 12:00 p.m. EDT (9:00 a.m. PDT or 5:00 p.m. BST), join Matthias Mieves, head of New Business, Sales & Marketing Connected Home at Deutsche Telekom, as he joins Broadband World News Editor Alison Diana for BBWN Radio. During the 30-minute show, Mieves will discuss the smart home market in general, DT's portfolio and strategy, partnership opportunities, technological and marketing challenges, and whether DT expects to leverage its foothold in subscribers' homes to expand into complementary new markets.
Of course, BBWN Radio welcomes listeners' questions so be sure to register and pose your puzzlers for Mieves. If you can't make the show, then don't worry. The IP broadcast will be available almost immediately after its live debut.
Over the next two years, approximately 60% of service providers (both large and small) will adopt virtualization on a wide scale across their networks, according to the latest survey report from Ovum. Why are providers making these moves? Is there an easy way to start?
Learn how and why service providers are using virtualization to transform their networks. This webinar will look at how providers are leveraging virtualization to create more flexible and agile networks while also providing a better customer experience. Expert speakers from netElastic and Heavy Reading will address the industry drivers for network virtualization, the benefits that can be realized, the challenges to face and the results of virtualization being achieved by providers today.
Key topics will include:
Current network infrastructure and the move to virtualization
Benefits and challenges of network virtualization
How providers can get started
Service provider success stories: the decision to virtualize, the solution, and results