T-Systems, Embratel Announce IoT Partnership

By Edson Perin

In order to offer Internet of Things connectivity in Brazil, T-Systems has become a mobile virtual network operator.

T-Systems, a German provider of IT solutions and services, and Brazil's Embratel have announced a partnership to offer connectivity based on the concept of the Internet of Things (IoT). The agreement will allow Deutsche Telekom Group's IoT Service Portal (already available in such markets as Europe, the United States and China) to be offered in Brazil.

As a result, T-Systems Brazil, an arm of Deutsche Telekom that offers corporate services and global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions and services, will use the network of mobile operator Claro to become a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) early this year. "Today, every major company needs connectivity to the IoT applications they are looking to implement," says Ideval Munhoz, T-Systems Brazil's president. "Certainly, our partnership with Embratel will enable T-Systems Brazil and the Deutsche Telekom Group to bring innovative services to the Brazilian market."

"Through this partnership, T-Systems will have access to the best technology in the market," says Marcello Miguel, Embratel's executive director of marketing and business. "With Embratel's support, T-Systems will have connectivity, availability and network quality to support the IoT operations of its global customers in Brazil."

Deutsche Telekom's IoT Service Portal makes it easy for its users to operate and control real-time machine-to-machine (M2M) communications, the company reports. This allows businesses to monitor all of their M2M cards with their corresponding data plans and volumes of transmission.

In addition, users can activate, block or disable their M2M SIM cards and change their data plans and features. To control data transmission, alerts are created for each card with automatic notifications. The portal is accessible via a secure connection, and its features promise to be easily integrated with existing IT environments, thanks to application programming interfaces (APIs) that can be used automatically.

Companies in the automotive, energy, health and transportation sectors have been operating local IoT solutions internationally with a global context, according to T-Systems. "These companies bring mobile integration, with the most different types of IoT equipment, to their headquarters, allowing real-time monitoring of data consumption and remote control of machines, monitoring their operation," the company indicated in a prepared statement. "So the IoT Service Portal from Deutsche Telekom was developed, providing managed connectivity around the world."