Vodafone España S.A.U.

Cloud-based service brings innovation-driven economic development and efficiency to smaller cities

Published on 1 Oct 2015

Working with IBM will allow us to jointly create new innovations that will enable smaller cities to break through and enhance their economic competitiveness.

Antonio Fernández, regional Andalusia director

Customer
Vodafone España S.A.U.

Industry
Telecommunications

Deployment country
Spain

Overview

Based in Madrid, Spain, Vodafone España S.A.U. (Vodafone Spain) offers mobile communications services in 26 countries. The company, a unit of UK-based Vodafone Group plc, has 206 million customers.

Business need
Attracting and harnessing the energy of innovation — especially in cities — is imperative for economic growth and development. Building the connected ecosystems required to jump-start digital innovation can mean major up-front costs, which is why smaller cities have had a harder time making the business case. Vodafone Spain sought to rewrite that formula by creating a new line of business offering smarter cities services to smaller cities.

Solution
Vodafone Spain created a low-cost, cloud-based service offering that empowers cities to gather real-time data from remote sensors, make efficient, fact-based decisions and engage citizens at a deeper and more personal level through mobile technology. By creating a repeatable, pay-as-you-go service model that cities can deploy incrementally, Vodafone Spain is helping lay the foundation for big-time efficiency and innovation in Spain’s smaller cities.

Benefits
As a cloud-based infrastructure, the solution reduces the cost for small cities to implement connected-city programs by more than 90 percent as compared to traditional smarter cities programs. The fact that it’s configured as a repeatable managed service creates a new revenue stream for Vodafone Spain. More broadly, the solution promotes intensified digital innovation activity, leading to accelerated economic development and more efficient municipal services.

Components

IBM products and services that were used in this case study.

Software
Maximo for Transportation, InfoSphere Information Server, IBM Intelligent Operations Center, IBM Infrastructure Suite for z/VM and Linux, IBM Cloud Orchestrator, IBM MobileFirst Platform Foundation

Hardware
z Systems: zEnterprise BC12 (zBC12), z Systems: z Systems running Linux - Red Hat, Storage: Storwize V7000, Storage: TS3100 Tape Library

Services
Software Services for Cloud

Solution
InfoSphere Information Server, , Cloud Computing, IBM Analytics, IBM MobileFirst, , Middleware - IT Service Management - Host Manage Solutions, Mobile

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