KPN rolls out smart home service using Deutsche Telekom’s Qivicon platform

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KPN is using Deutsche Telekom’s Qivicon platform to offer smart home services to its customers, it has been revealed.

The Netherlands-based company has become the first telco to use Qivicon after trialling it last year.

The app-based SmartLife offering has now launched to all customers and features a security service that KPN has developed with Trigion and Philips.

The announcement comes 12 months after DT revealed Qivicon was coming to the Netherlands and the UK.

There is no update as yet on when it will arrive in the UK.

O2 UK has already announced plans to bring a smart home service, based on AT&T’s Digital Life platform, to market later this year.

KPN follows Austrian energy company eww Group in offering services based on Qivicon outside of Germany.

Last month, DT signed up five new partners to develop services based on Qivicon.

[Read more: Operators proclaim unity in smart home battle with “west coast titans”]

DT’s Chief Product & Innovation Officer Christian von Reventlow said: "We are pleased to welcome KPN as the first international telecoms operator to join our connected home ecosystem.

"The KPN connected home partnership is part of our strategy to expand our presence in Europe.

“We are actively engaging with potential partners from large corporates to innovative start-ups, as our platform supports a number of different business models where companies can develop new solutions or services, extend existing products and adapt to new market potential and target groups.

“The success of our platform in Germany and Austria, and now this roll out in the Netherlands will help us to take a lead in the connected home market, as we target other European countries.”

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