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Deutsche Telekom unveils smart city services app and data platform

November 20, 2018 / James Blackman

Deutsche Telekom has unveiled a new smart city app, through which cities can pick and promote their smart city services. It has also announced a new smart city platform, for cities to pool their data, and a launch partner for it, in the city of Bonn. At Smart City Expo World Congress in Barcelona last week, the German operator showcased its one Smart City App (OSCA), developed with the German Association of Towns and Municipalities (DStGB – Deutscher Städte- und Gemeindebund) and more than 20 test cities across Germany and Spain. The app is standardised and customisable, it said. City administrations can use it to offer their own smart services, and citizens can use it to access city services, whether they are in their hometown, or another venue using the same platform. Deutshe Telekom said it wants the app to be a cross-border solution for smart city services in Europe. Meanwhile, Deutsche Telekom claimed its Data Intelligence Hub (DIH) is the “first marketplace for t...