Telecom operator Telenet and leading strategic research center in nanotechnology imec are set to collaborate in the field of Internet of Things (IoT) and Smart Cities. The announcement occurred in Telenet's brand new innovation centre in Brussels in the presence of Alexander De Croo, minister of Telecom and Digital Agenda.
The new innovation center is opened with the aim to help stimulate Belgian innovation in the newest and most advanced media and telecommunications technologies. The collaboration with imec is a fine example of this.
Internet of Things will be the collaboration's main focus and Telenet will join imec's City Of Things programme, in which the Flemish government and City of Antwerp are involved.
"We're very happy with Telenet joining our City Of Things programme", John Baekelmans, VP Smart Cities at imec, mentions. "This means that Telenet will roll out its Narrow Band-IoT technology in the Smart Zone of Antwerp (an area suited for experiments regarding smart city related technology) making it available for companies and researchers to conduct experimental research for IoT solutions which will lead to a smart and liveable city. Next to that, imec and Telenet will also cooperate on numerous other IoT solutions."