Keynote OSGi Technology in Telco Environments – Enabling New Business - Carsten Otto

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The key concept of the OSGi technology, adding modularity to JAVA, has matured in various application & service domains and is thus nowadays used in different business contexts. Deutsche Telekom, as service provider for the Connected Life and Work, is using OSGi technology a key architectural component in the home and other areas. Some examples will be given by the Head of Deutsche Telekom Innovation Labs.

To realise the potential of the Connected Home, for the customer, the service providers, the device manufacturars, actually all players in the game, the concept of an ecosystem needs to be turned into a working reality. Deutsche Telekom together with first partners from different areas, energy, white goods, sensors, just annunced at the IFA fair the Smart Connect platform, and open approach to get the ecosystem started. The Head of the new Business Unit Connected Home in Deutsche Telekom will present the concept and business rational behind Smart Connect.

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Keynote OSGi Technology in Telco Environments – Enabling New Business - Carsten Otto

  1. 1. Connected Home.The right way to the mass market.Carsten Otto, Deutsche Telekom.Bonn, September 2011
  2. 2. Why now?  … high broadband penetration  … increasing usage of smartphones/pads  … prices for components have gone down  … increased awareness through energy debate (especially in Germany)  … pull effects slowly building through trials and first mass-market offers  … increasing willingness of partners to join a common platform Smart Connect Platform @ OSGi Community Event – Carsten Otto, Deutsche Telekom 20.09.2011 2
  3. 3. The most important use cases.  Save energy costs  Security/Home Monitoring  Convenience  Media usage  Ambient Assisted Living Smart Connect Platform @ OSGi Community Event – Carsten Otto, Deutsche Telekom 20.09.2011 3
  4. 4. Our Vision of the Future. Photovoltaics Energy efficiency Health Home automation Security Multimedia in-house distribution Heating Smart Connect platform > 50% of homes in 2020 Deutsche Telekom as a preferred partner are smart – with a rich set of – with a platform business offering superior applications based smart connect applications. on standards. Smart Connect Platform @ OSGi Community Event – Carsten Otto, Deutsche Telekom 20.09.2011 4
  5. 5. The Concept. Smart Connect Concept Partner Ecosystem Partner Partner Partner Energy efficiency SDK Health Home automation Security Multimedia in-house distribution Heating Home Management Platform Smart Connect App shop backend DT Smart Connect Platform Smart Connect Platform @ OSGi Community Event – Carsten Otto, Deutsche Telekom 20.09.2011 5
  6. 6. The Architecture. Consumers Partners Uses apps on devices to Screens/devices B2C propositions Partner control in-house network backend with apps (incl. apps & sensors/actors) (at home or remotely) App shop cosIP Home Mgmt backend DT or non-DT Smart Connect BoxSmart Connect broadband access based onPlatform if required Smart Connect Platform @ OSGi Community Event – Carsten Otto, Deutsche Telekom 20.09.2011 6
  7. 7. The Benefits for the End Customer. + Great choice of attractive solutions + Strong brands + Sensors and actors - everything compatible + Excellent price/performance ratio + Future-proof Smart Connect Platform @ OSGi Community Event – Carsten Otto, Deutsche Telekom 20.09.2011 7
  8. 8. What convinced the first partners? + A viable business model for all participants in the value chain + An open, standardized, flexible and cost-effective technical platform + The possibility to differentiate through own customer solutions + An alliance of strong partners which jointly develops, and shapes the market Smart Connect Platform @ OSGi Community Event – Carsten Otto, Deutsche Telekom 20.09.2011 8
  9. 9. Components of Offer. Client Partner Partner Partner apps For PC/notebooks For tablets For smartphones Partner Partner Partner Partner Partner Additional Partner Hardware e.g., actors & sensors, home appliances, web cams, etc. Partner Optional via DT Further partner services Services Partner Installation service Customer care e.g., Remote support Smart Connect Platform @ OSGi Community Event – Carsten Otto, Deutsche Telekom 20.09.2011 9
  10. 10. Strong Partners. Smart Connect Platform @ OSGi Community Event – Carsten Otto, Deutsche Telekom 20.09.2011 10
  11. 11. Roadmap. IFA Friendly User Phase Commercial Launch (September) (beginning of 2012) (starting from mid of 2012) Smart Connect Platform @ OSGi Community Event – Carsten Otto, Deutsche Telekom 20.09.2011 11
  12. 12. We want you for our team! DT is looking for software engineers with experience in OSGi, SDKs and app testing/validation. Contact for interviews: Carsten Otto (carsten-otto@telekom.de, +49 228 936 17401) Frank Zimmer (f.zimmer@telekom.de, +49 6151 680 9601) Smart Connect Platform @ OSGi Community Event – Carsten Otto, Deutsche Telekom 20.09.2011 12

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