The companies will collaborate on the commercialisation of a solution to digitalise the operational and maintenance processes of water.
Telefónica is partnering Idrica, which arose from the digital transformation of the Spain-based water management company, Global Omnium group.
They will develop solutions using NB-IoT, LTE-M and, in future, 5G Massive IoT to allow the connection of billions of machines and devices to the Internet.
The agreement includes the commercialisation of GoAigua, an Idrica solution that fosters the digital transformation of the operation and maintenance processes of companies in the sector.
According to Idrica, “The solution allows companies to monitor real-time information on all their infrastructures and processes in one single place, facilitate decision-making, automate recurring tasks, and help strengthen communication channels and value-added services for customers.”
IoT-Big Data is one of the recently integrated digital services offered by Telefónica, with the cloud and cyber security services, in Telefónica Tech, a new unit that brings together these three businesses with a high growth potential and with which it seeks to accompany its customers in their digital transformation.
At the close of 2019, Telefónica was managing 23.8 million IoT connections worldwide. Recently, for the sixth consecutive year it has been recognised as a global Leader in Gartner's Magic Quadrant Managed IoT Connectivity Services.
In addition, Telefónica has also been recognised as Leader among Specialized Insights Service Providers for Big Data.