Deutsche Telekom Announces a New Developer Platform for Internet of Things Advancement
“Our M2M Developer Community is designed to serve as a central point of contact and exchange for M2M developers globally,” says Rainer Deutschmann, Senior Vice President Core Telco Products at Deutsche Telekom’s Digital Business Unit. “Following the foundation of Deutsche Telekom’s M2M Competence Center and the launches of the Global M2M Association, our Partner Program and the M2M Marketplace, the M2M Developer Community is now a further stepping stone in executing our global M2M strategy”. Supporting innovative partners in the growing M2M market is key to the sector’s development, while also critical to extending Deutsche Telekom’s M2M ecosystem. According to information from the OECD, around five billion M2M devices exist worldwide and ten times as many are expected by 2020.
“To provide development and at the same time marketing support focussed specifically in the area of M2M is currently a unique approach. By incorporating its partners’ solution expertise in the identified sectors, Deutsche Telekom will be able to speed innovation and bring diverse applications to market more quickly in the future,” says Jim Morrish, director of the research and consultancy company, Machina Research. Going forward, the M2M Developer Community will be further expanded by providing a dedicated programming environment for creating and testing of rich M2M solutions, with the possibility for mesh-up with an ever growing number of telecommunication and partner APIs and software components. Via our partnerships, Deutsche Telekom’s Developer Garden platform
www.developergarden.com reaches up to 1 million potential developers worldwide.
About Deutsche Telekom
Deutsche Telekom is one of the world’s leading integrated telecommunications companies with more than 129 million mobile customers, almost 34 million fixed-network lines and 17 million
broadband lines (as of March 31, 2012). The Group provides fixed-network, mobile communications, Internet and IPTV products and services for consumers, and ICT solutions for business and corporate customers. Deutsche Telekom is present in around 50 countries and has over 235,000 employees worldwide. The Group generated revenue of EUR 58.7 billion in the 2011 financial year – over half of it outside Germany (as of December 31, 2011).