Viewpoint: M2M UBI solutions and the rise of collaborative business models

Jürgen Hase, vice president of M2M Competence Center, Deutsche Telekom, on the role of mobile network operators in taking usage-based insurance mass market.

Machine-to-machine (M2M) communications have been on all the mobile network operators’ agendas for the past two years, and the race to provide integrated, industry-specific solutions is now under way. But the development of these solutions is very demanding. Collaboration within the M2M ecosystem can reduce development and product launch time enormously. It also makes new business models possible.

Usage-based insurance (UBI) is a case in point.


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