T-Mobile parent Deutsche Telekom is to open a new development centre for machine-to-machine (M2M) communications technology, it told Mobile World Congress 2010 in Barcelona.
T-Mobile said it is making good progress with M2M deployments as part of its ‘Connected Work’ strategy in Germany, its home land, already, and the new ‘International Competence Centre’ for M2M technology will see it step-up roll-out.
It said it provides M2M solutions to customers in nine different business sectors, and cited BMW as a major customer and confirmed Continental as a recent client.
“We believe every car in the future will be a moving network and have an IP address,” said T-Mobile.
The new M2M centre will be staffed by around 150, and be based at Deutsche Telekom’s headquarters in Bonn, Germany.