TC3 SPONSOR SERIES: UK Companies Designing the Future of Telecoms
Author: Glen Delaney, Vice Consul, Hardware & Telecoms for the UK’s Department for International Trade
The ability for people and companies to collaborate in real-time across borders is crucial in today’s fast-moving world.
As the second largest exporter of telecoms service globally with the world’s third largest digital technology sector, the UK is well-placed to offer state-of-the-art technology solutions to international companies looking to stay ahead of the curve.
The nine innovative UK companies attending this year’s TC3 Carrier Connections are no exception. They offer AI, data, cloud, immersive tech, and software solutions that can help telcos do everything from allowing citizens to talk to street objects through their phones, to safeguarding mobile-using kids from danger, to automating invoice reconciliation to allow same-day supplier payments.
More information on their products and services can be found below and in our UK at TC3 online brochure. To find out how partnering with the UK can benefit your company, visit us at the UK table at TC3 or contact me at Glen.Delaney@mobile.trade.gov.uk.
Hello Lamp Post is an engagement platform that encourages people to strike up playful, text-based conversations with street objects using their mobile phones. The platform allows people to interact with their built environment while learning from people’s interactions. It also helps public and private organizations, such as city governments, better understand the needs and wants of everyday people, while giving citizens more of a voice in the decisions made about their communities. The company has deployed in cities across the US – including Independence, OR, Mesa, AZ and Austin, TX – helping them engage their citizens for a variety of reasons, from cultural storytelling to participatory budgeting.
Hybrid Access is building technology that seamlessly “blends” multiple wireless and/or wireline networks. Uses are varied, from bonding xDSL with 4G, 4G failover and embedding SD-WAN into existing consumer/SMB gateways. In addition, they’re shortly launching an SDK for IoT, allowing applications such as driverless cars, drones and emergency services to seamlessly leverage and combine multiple wireless networks including 4G, 5G, Wi-Fi and satellite to deliver the coverage, speed and reliability they demand.
Intent HQ is a privacy-first Customer Intelligence Platform (CIP) optimized for telcos and their user data. The platform uniquely builds human-like profiles to enable 1-to-1 personalization at scale, turns user actions into interest and intent data, then makes these insights ready to activate everywhere you touch customers – across marketing, sales, e-commerce and customer support. Their clients benefit from improvements in segmentation, targeting, open and conversion rates, customer experience, customer satisfaction and loyalty. Their work with Telefonica O2 UK has positively impacted their customer experience, moving them from 4th to 2nd in the mobile broadband market and increasing their CSI by 9 points.
Mativision produces and delivers interactive 360° content and immersive applications (VR/AR & MR). From live entertainment to enterprise training and medical education, their clients include Facebook, Google, Samsung, FOX, MTV, Universal, Warner Bros, Vodafone, Unilever, Novartis, Jeep, Fiat and Coach. With proprietary, field-proven, end-to-end workflow, Mativision is widely recognized worldwide as the trusted partner for the live streaming of events in VR; they VR live streamed MTV’s European Music Awards for four consecutive years. Mativision presents the first 5G-ready immersive content delivery platform that enables the creation and delivery of unique live-streamed immersive social experiences to global audiences. Building on their solid commercial experience, they are interested in strategic partnerships to continue commercializing their platform worldwide.
Purple is a leading provider of WiFi marketing and analytics. They overlay existing WiFi networks. They work with most of the world’s largest Service Providers and IT Resellers to give best-in-class guest WiFi and analytics to their customers, from SMB to Enterprise. Service Provider partners currently include AT&T, Verizon, CenturyLink, Telmex, SingTel and Telstra. They have sold in 138 countries and have global hubs in the US, LatAm, Australia, the UK and Spain. Their ideal verticals are retail, hospitality, leisure, QSR, LPV/sports, healthcare and smart cities.
R3-IoT is an end-to-end sensor-to-cloud solutions company differentiated by their patent-pending smart gateway. They provide enterprises with the ability to move sensor data back to the cloud via satellite in a seamless and optimized way. With 90% of the planet not serviced by communications infrastructure, their system allows companies with rural and remote operations to gain insight and improve efficiency. They leverage state-of-the-art satellite technology combined with the latest in LPWAN technology to provide a cost-effective communication backhaul for customers with the collected data presented to customers on their platform. They work across several market verticals including Rural Healthcare, Environmental Monitoring, and Asset Management with an initial focus on Industrial Aquaculture, having secured one of the largest salmon producers in the world as a pilot customer.
SafeToNet is a real-time safeguarding assistant guiding children to become responsible digital citizens. SafeToNet uses “on-device AI” to tackle the issues of cyberbullying, online abuse, aggression, sexting and more. It contextualizes the messages children are typing and filters anything harmful before it is sent. It is a fully automated, real-time, non-invasive educational assistant that guides and advises both children and parents about online risks as they occur. They do this while respecting the fundamental rights of privacy and respect, never snooping, spying or prying.
Scopeworker digitizes critical infrastructure and enables automated invoice reconciliation. In the global telecoms industry, suppliers of field services wait up to three months for invoice approval, after which their 90+-days payment terms commence. The invoice reconciliation is a manual process spanning the carrier, the supplier, subcontractors and workers using email, Excel, ERPs and other disconnected platforms. Scopeworker reconciles Milestones, POs, Goods Received and Invoice Received while the supplier’s workforce is on-site. This allows small businesses to provide services direct to enterprises at a far lower cost, because they can factor an approved invoice the same day they complete work.
Truphone builds state-of-the-art SIM software, intuitive management platforms and a powerful global network to make this a reality. They were the first company to launch an eSIM app on iOS and support mobile operators around the world with GSMA-certified remote SIM provisioning platforms for IOT and consumer services. Truphone also operates nine MNVOs, giving them a unique perspective with both vendor and operator roots. Every day, their technicians engineer better connections between things, people and business to make the world smarter. Headquartered in London, they have 12 offices across four continents and continue to expand globally.