Deutsche Telekom’s Smart Home Platform Now Available in the Netherlands
Consumers in the Netherlands can now experience smart home services available from KPN, the major Dutch telecoms operator, in partnership with Deutsche Telekom.
KPN’s smart home offer ‘KPN Smartlife’ was introduced in the Dutch market via customer trials last year and is now fully available to its customer base. The underlying technology is based on Deutsche Telekom's Connected Home QIVICON platform, which has an open architecture and is designed to integrate with multiple connected devices and support new revenue generating services.
Deutsche Telekom’s open Connected Home platform was launched in Germany under the name QIVICON in 2013. While KPN is the first international telecoms operator to build on the platform, Austrian utility company, eww, rolled out a connected home offer based on Deutsche Telekom’s technology last year.
More than 40 partners currently utilize the platform, including Philips, Osram, Miele, Samsung, Huawei, Sonos and Netamo. It enables firms across multiple sectors – from retail to insurance, energy and telecoms operators – to build growth strategies and exploit opportunities in the market.