Deutsche Telekom smart home platform heads to Norway, Slovakia

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Slovakia and Norway are the latest markets to roll out Deutsche Telekom’s smart home platform, the Germany-based operator has revealed.

Slovak Telekom, a subsidiary of Deutsche Telekom, is now offering a smart home solution based on its parent’s Qivicon platform.

In Norway, a group of 47 “mainly regional utility companies” called Nettalliansen are to offer their customers ambient assisted living solutions using the platform.

They are the first markets to deploy Deutsche Telekom’s platform since Bitron Video announced plans to the roll it out in Italy and France last year.

Juraj Bóna, Director of B2C Marketing and Product Management at Slovak Telekom and T-Mobile CZ, said: "The comprehensive portfolio has enabled us to develop a smart home offering that addresses the demands of our customers.”

Meanwhile, two new companies have agreed to join up as Qivicon partners.

Intelligent lighting company Sengled will make its solutions compatible with the platform, while Centralite will offer its smart plugs, motion sensors and water detectors in Slovakia.

Deutsche Telekom also said it was updating pricing models for the platform, as it looked to convince more telcos to offer smart home services to their customers.

Thomas Rockmann, Vice President Connected Home at Deutsche Telekom, said:

"If companies offer their customers applications including Internet, telephony, television and smart home from a single source, they are sure to strengthen customer retention.”

Last September, Qivicon was integrated with Amazon’s Echo voice-controlled speakers.

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