Deutsche Telekom has announced a collaboration with IBM in the "smart cities" sphere, combining their respective expertise in M2M (machine-to-machine) technology. The pair will be showing off their plans with a range of Smarter City demos at next week's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. (See
Deutsche Telekom, IBM Team on Smart Cities.)
Vodafone has landed a significant corporate service contract with ThyssenKrupp that includes 60,000 voice and data connections across 30 countries for the German multinational's staff and 50,000 M2M connections to enable the remote management of the firm's industrial products. For more, see this press release.
Restructuring costs and a sizeable levy to the Moroccan government hit earnings at Maroc Telecom, reports Reuters. Full-year net profits dropped 17 percent to 6.7 billion dirhams ($794 million) at the Vivendi-owned operator.