Deutsche Telekom partners with TÜV Rheinland on energy management

8 February 2013

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<i>Deutsche Telekomwatch #17</i> <b>Extract</b>


DT partners with TÜV Rheinland on energy management

Providing further indication of its ambitions in the energy sector, Deutsche Telekom (DT) announced a partnership with TÜV Rheinland, a technical inspection service provider, aimed at helping companies to reduce their energy consumption. DT said it will gather consumption data that TÜV Rheinland will use to develop efficiency measures and establish an energy management system.

The companies claim this will help organisations save up to 15% on power used in branches, offices, production sites, and warehouses, using data lines already in existence to gather data and a central management system to provide customers with a “clearer picture of their consumption”.

To convince prospective customers that the new offer is genuinely beneficial, DT revealed it is relying on the system itself. STRABAG Property and Facility Services, a real estate service provider for DT, is already using the energy efficiency solution for 700, 000 data and meter points at 8, 500 DT properties. DT hopes to realise energy cost savings by helping STRABAG to improve its management of the building systems.

The system can also be used to reduce energy expenses associated with IT infrastructure, including personal computers, printers, and servers. Indeed, “by automatically switching equipment on and off”, it can generate cost savings of up to 60% in this area, said DT, adding that “there is no need to install software agents or expensive measuring equipment”.

Another partnership to fuel energy push

DT has been increasingly open to partnerships that aid the commercialisation of its energy offerings, which form an integral part of its Growth Areas revenue diversification drive. It recently formed a commercial and technical alliance with Itron (Deutsche Telekomwatch, #16), a US smart metering specialist, and also has bilateral deals in place with a number of German utilities, including E.ON, RWE Deutschland, and Technische Werke Friedrichshafen.

The Itron deal is seen as an opportunity for DT to broaden its energy business outside Germany, the focus of most business so far, but DT and TÜV Rheinland have not yet provided any details about the geographical markets they intend to serve. The unveiling of the partnership at the E world 2013 conference in Essen suggests the companies are mainly interested in Germany, but TÜV Rheinland is a major international player, operating across 65 countries and generating revenue of around EUR1.4bn in its last financial year.

Despite the activity and range of partnerships, energy is still a fledgling business for DT, and there has been concern about the lack of real momentum within the Growth Areas initiative. DT’s Intelligent Networks business streams — which include Connected Car, energy, healthcare, and media distribution — generated revenue of just EUR100m for FY11 (Deutsche Telekomwatch, #8).

[Further reference: E world 2013: TÜV Rheinland and Telekom cut energy consumption for buildings and IT infrastructures -- DT, 25 January 2013.]


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<b>Contents</b>


Deutsche Telekomwatch Report #17 contents

1 Executive brief

4 Group

4 M&A
4 DT weighing up sale of Scout24 Group
4 Growth Areas in retrenchment?
5 Merger with MetroPCS running ahead of schedule
5 Legere and Carter sing from same hymn sheet
6 DT mulls investment in WiFi provider Fon
7 EE named as potential AT&T takeover target
7 Slim pickings
8 Partnerships
8 Pan-Europe network idea surfaces in EU talks
8 Regulatory support
9 Single network could suit regulators but challenge operators
10 People
10 Table 1. People movement highlights
12 Products and Innovation
12 DT harnesses big data to ‘push’ insurance
13 Location-based winter ski insurance first; travel insurance in the pipeline
14 Platform for multiple insurance companies and operators
15 A step towards smartphone-enabled pay-as-you-drive insurance
16 Telefónica, Sprint, SK Telekom incubating similar services
16 Privacy concerns in Europe
17 DT partners with TÜV Rheinland on energy management
17 Another partnership to fuel energy push

18 Germany

18 Partnerships
18 Legal and regulatory
18 TDE angles for permission to raise wholesale rates
18 TDE encouraged by positive signals from EU
19 Operations
19 DT reportedly planning 1, 200 job cuts in Germany

21 Europe

21 Austria
21 TMAT fails to block Three’s takeover of Orange
21 Table 2. Spectrum holdings of Austrian players before merger activity, January 2013
21 Croatia
22 ICSS
22 Lessening of competition to be welcomed
22 Government broadband plan stirs HT resentment
23 Montenegro
23 HT and Hakom at loggerheads
23 PSTN to IMS migration underway at HT
24 Greece
24 Voluntary redundancy scheme exceeds expectations
25 Netherlands
25 Poland
25 EURTMNL to begin 4G rollout in August 2013
25 Lagging rivals on LTE
26 United Kingdom
26 EE price cuts stoke concern about 4G adoption
26 The disadvantages of being first to market
27 Slovakia
27 Bidding underway in 800MHz, 2.6GHz auction
27 Table 3. Spectrum portfolios for the fourth national wholesaler
28 Existing spectrum holdings put EE in a strong position
28 Table 4. Proposed reserve prices

30 Systems Solutions

30 Contracts
30 Partnerships
30 T-Sys and MokaFive to collaborate on BYOD solution
30 BYOD consistent with cost-reduction and cloud efforts

31 USA

31 Partnerships
31 Strategy
31 No-contract ’4G’ tops TMUS announcements
31 Legere gambles on consumer frustration with contracts, rivals
32 TMUS signs MLB sponsorship deal
32 4G Connect to provide a mobile broadband taster
33 iPhone launch accompanies 1900MHz HSPA+ extension, LTE rollout
33 HD voice arrives with limitations

34 Index


<b>Index</b>


Deutsche Telekomwatch Report #17 index

A

ACE Group
- ACE European Group 14
Africa
- South Africa
- – Competition Commission 8
Agencija za Zastitu Trzisnog Natjecanja (AZTN) 21
Alfa Group
- Altimo (Alfa Telecom International Mobile)
- – Turkcell (see Curkurova/TeliaSonera/separate) 22
Allianz 14
América Móvil 7
Americas
- Brazil 16
- Mexico 7
- North America 6
- United States of America (USA) 4, 7, 9, 10, 15, 21, 22, 25, 31, 33
- – Federal Communications Commission (FCC) 5
- – States
- – - Virginia 33
Apple 25
- iPhone 25, 31, 33
Asia-Pacific
- China 9
- Hong Kong 27
- Singapore 4, 30
AT&T 7, 31, 32, 33
Axel Springer AG 4

B

Bank Handlowy w Warszawie 26
Bertelsmann Group 4, 10
BRE Bank SA 26
BT Group 6, 27

C

CareerBuilder LLC 4
- JobScout24 4
Citigroup 5
Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)
- Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 31, 33
Cukurova Holding
- Turkcell (see Altimo/TeliaSonera/separate) 22

D

Dell 32
Deutsche Telekom 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 30, 31, 33
- Digital Business Unit
- – Scout24-Gruppe
- – - AutoScout24 4
- – - ImmobilienScout24 4
- – - PropertyGuru 4
- Europe
- – Austria 10, 21, 22, 33
- – Croatia (Hrvatski Telekom) 14, 21, 22, 23
- – - MaxTV 21
- – - TeraStream 23
- – Czech Republic 33
- – Hungary (see Magyar Telekom) 14
- – International Carrier Sales & Services (ICSS) 6, 22
- – Montenegro (see Magyar Telekom) 23
- – Netherlands 25, 33
- – Poland (Polska Telefonia Cyfrowa/PTC) 25, 26, 33
- – Polska Telefonia Cyfrowa (PTC) 25
- – Slovakia (Slovak Telekom/T-Mobile) 27
- – UK (EE) 4, 6, 7, 14, 26, 27, 28
- Executives
- – Curran, Thomas Aidan 10
- – Griesse, Ralf 10
- – Horowitz, Guy 10
- – Höttges, Timotheus 4, 7
- – Kniese, Wolfgang 10
- – Magnussen, Holger 22
- – Müller, Markus 14
- – Obermann, René 7, 10
- – Ostertag, Nino 10
- – Podewin, Jorg 10
- – Ray, Neville 5, 31
- – Roehn, Steffen 10
- – Sievert, Mike 32
- – van Damme, Niek Jan 18
- – Zechner, Heinz 10
- Germany 14, 18, 19, 22, 24, 25, 33
- Investments
- – Magyar Telekom (see) 14
- – OTE (see) 24
- Products
- – MyWallet 26
- Products and Innovation 12
- – Telekom Innovation Laboratories (T-Labs) 12, 13
- – - SureNow 14, 16
- Products and services
- – Bobsled 6
- – Clever Connect 6
- – Connected Car 17
- – De-Mail 14
- – Scout24 4
- – T-Home 19
- – Wi-Fi Mobilize 6
- Strategy
- – Growth Areas 4, 17
- – Intelligent Network 17
- Systems Solutions 30
- – T-Systems 10, 14, 30
- – - Detecon 10
- T-Venture 22
- – OneAccess 22
- USA 5, 6, 7, 31, 32, 33

E

EADS 30
- Airbus 30
eBay 4, 27
EE (see DT, FT) 4, 6, 7, 14, 26, 27, 28
- 4GEE 26
- Executives
- – Dunn, Pippa 26
E.ON AG 17
Europe
- Austria 9, 10, 21, 22
- Croatia 14, 21, 22, 23
- – Hrvatska Agencija za Postu i Elektronicke Komunikacije (HAKOM) 23
- France 7, 8, 22
- Germany 4, 6, 7, 10, 12, 14, 16, 17, 18, 19, 22, 25, 30
- – Bundesnetzagentur für Elektrizität, Gas, Telekommunikation, Post und Eisenbahnen (BNetzA, RegTP, FNA, or German Federal Network Agency) 18, 19
- Greece 24
- Hungary 14
- Montenegro 23
- Netherlands 6, 7, 25, 27
- Poland 25, 26
- Slovakia 27
- Spain 6, 15, 22, 30
- Switzerland 10, 30
- Turkey 22
- United Kingdom (UK) 4, 6, 7, 8, 14, 16, 26, 27, 28
- – Office of Communications (Ofcom) 27, 28
European Telecommunications Network OperatorsE Association (ETNO) 8
European Union 8, 9, 16, 18, 19, 21, 22, 23
- European Commission 8, 18
- European Commission Almunia, Joaquín 8
- European Commission Kroes, Neelie 8, 18

F

Facebook 8
Fon 6
France Télécom 7, 8
- Orange 9, 10, 21, 22, 26, 27
- – Austria 9, 10, 21, 22
- – Poland (see Telekomunikacja Polska) 26
- – UK (see EE, DT) 4, 6, 7, 14, 26, 27, 28
FreeMove Alliance (DT-FT-TeliaSonera-TI) 22

G

Georg Fischer 30
Getin Noble Bank SA 26
GfK 16
Google
- Android 31
Gowex 22
Groupe Danone (Danone) 10
GSM Association (GSMA) 24
- joyn 24

H

HDI Versicherung 14
Hewlett-Packard 32
High Tech Computer Corp. (HTC) 18, 33
Hrvatska Elektroprivreda 22
Hrvatske Autoceste 22
Hrvatski Telekom (see DT, Croatia) 14, 21, 22, 23
- Combis d.o.o. 22
Hutchison Whampoa 22, 27

I

Informa Telecoms & Media
- Ovum 31
Interactive Intelligence 21
International Telecommunications Union 32
iPass Inc. 6
Itron 17

K

Kantar 26
KPN 6, 7, 25

L

LG Electronics 32
Lookout, Inc. 18

M

Magyar Telekom (see DT) 14
- Montenegro (Crnogorski Telekom) 23
Major League Baseball 32
Market segments
- Machine-to-machine (M2M) 15
- Mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) 22, 31
MetroPCS Communications Inc. 5
- Carter, Braxton 5
Microsoft
- Skype 8
Middle East
- Israel 10
Millennium Bank 26
MLL Telecom 27
moka5 (MokaFive) 30

N

Nokia 33

O

Open Handset Alliance (OHA)
- Android 31
OTE (Hellenic Telecom. Org. SA, see DT) 24
- Romania (Romtelecom) 10

P

PCCW 27
PlatinumTel Communications 31

Q

Qualcomm 32

R

Raiffeisen Bank
- Polbank 26
Roehn Management Consulting 10
RWE AG 17

S

Samsung 18, 33
SAP 10
Silicon & Software Systems Ltd (S3) 18
Slim, Carlos 7
Slovak Telekom (see DT, Slovakia) 27
Solavei 31
Sonaecom
- Optimus 32
Sprint Nextel 16, 31
STRABAG SE
- STRABAG Property and Facility Services 17

T

Technischer Überwachungs Verein (TÜV) 17
Technology
- 2G 25
- – CDMA 5, 31
- – GSM 24, 25, 31
- 3G 6, 22, 25, 27, 32
- – Evolved HSPA (HSPA+/I-HSPA) 31, 32, 33
- – HSPA 31, 32, 33
- 4G 7, 25, 26, 27, 28, 31, 32, 33
- – Long Term Evolution (LTE) 5, 6, 18, 21, 23, 25, 31, 32, 33
- 5G 32
- Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) 30
- Fibre 18, 22, 23
- HD voice 33
- IMS 23, 24
- IN 17
- IP 22, 23, 24
- M2M 15
- Personal computer 17, 30, 33
- R&D 13
- Rich Communication Suite (RCS) 24
- SIM 25, 26
- Smartphone 14, 15, 16, 18, 25, 26, 31, 32, 33
- Spectrum 7, 21, 27
- – 800 MHz 21, 23, 26, 27, 28
- – 900 MHz 21, 25
- – 1000 MHz 28
- – 1800 MHz 21, 25, 27, 28
- – 1900 MHz 31, 32, 33
- – 2100 MHz 21, 28
- – 2600 MHz 21, 25, 26, 27, 28
- ULL 18, 19
- Windows 31, 32
- W-LAN 6, 22, 32
Telecom Italia 8
Telecom North America (Telna) 6
Telefónica Group 8, 14, 15, 16, 26, 27, 28
- Europe
- – UK 14, 26, 27, 28
Telekom Austria 7
- Austria
- – A1 21
Telenor ASA
- Total Access Communication PLC (dtac) 6
TeliaSonera
- Turkcell (see Alfa/Curkurova/separate) 22
Turkcell (see Alfa/Curkurova/TeliaSonera) 22

U

UltraMobile 31
Urząd Komisji Nadzoru Finansowego 25

V

Verizon Communications 33
- Verizon Wireless 33
Viacom Inc. 25
- MTV Networks 25
Vodafone 10, 14, 26, 27, 28
- Europe Region
- – UK 26, 27, 28

W

Walt Disney Company, The
- ESPN 32


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