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16 Dec 2021

Azerbaijan network operator Azercell has launched the ‘My Business Fleet’ IoT service for its corporate customers, offering a comprehensive turnkey solution tailored for fleet-owning businesses. According to a press release the solution will be particularly beneficial for companies operating in industries that depend on transportation such as logistics, energy, agriculture, FMCG, and others. The solution enables businesses to monitor the route, trip duration, fuel consumption levels and the position of their corporate vehicles in real time both in Azerbaijan and outside of its borders. In addition, it provides data on vehicle status, such as engine operation and mechanical parts, and battery voltage, plus records driving behaviour (e.g. regarding speed limits, harsh breaking and rapid acceleration), and automatically sends alerts in case of an accident or emergency.

Ukraine’s Kyivstar has updated its vehicle tracking service ‘Autotracking’. Owners can locate their vehicle using special devices and a mobile application, as well as get notifications on mechanical issues with the vehicle, and also movement detected inside the vehicle. Meanwhile, Vodafone Ukraine has participated in tests of remote management of electric cars using 5G in Corum’s automotive plant in Kharikiv.

Croatia’s HT Group has partnered the city of Sveta Nedelja on an R&D project for advanced Smart City and IoT solutions on the public lighting infrastructure.

Telenor Hungary is utilising its IoT network to power smart meters of local water company Zalaviz, aiming to cover 1,500 premises by 2024 and another 10,000 locations in due course.

UK giant BT has formed a partnership with Nozomi Networks, a global specialist in Operational Technology (OT – hardware/software solutions for monitoring and controlling the performance of devices) and IoT security, to deliver advanced OT and IoT cyber security for enterprise customers worldwide. BT customers will be able to use Nozomi’s solutions to monitor their industrial equipment and processes, and rapidly detect and remediate cyber threats. These capabilities can be integrated into BT’s existing Security Operations Centre (SOC) and Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) systems. David Stark, Security Portfolio Director at BT added: ‘Nozomi Networks’ technology easily integrates with existing deployments to give customers more visibility across their network, better threat detection, and actionable insight on how to converge their OT, IT and IoT environments.’

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