It shouldn't come as a surprise that Vodafone GmbH - a key player in the IT sector - is focusing on more than just one topic at CEBIT 2018 in Hannover. Visitors to the Vodafone pavilion can, for example, learn about the company's rollout of Gigabit Internet across Germany. Neatly summed up in the catchword "GigaSquare", the company is showcasing an interactive exhibit of the latest technological innovations for networked communication and digital working. Be it the future generation of 5G wireless, fiber optic cables or the NarrowBand IoT machine network - Vodafone has it all. Visitors can even explore its GigaWork and GigaLife solutions. The latter focuses particularly on security - how can we better protect what is most costly and important to us in the future?
Vodafone's response takes the form of the V-SIM - a combination of virtual SIM card and matching app designed to open up the growing IoT market to private users. Customers can currently choose from four products featuring a special virtual SIM card designed to help trace lost baggage, track escaped canines or keep an eye on what's going on at home all via your smartphone - even when you're on the move. "No other market is developing as dynamically as the IoT market," says Hannes Ametsreiter, CEO of Vodafone Germany. To date, the company has already networked just under 60 million devices, machines and vehicles worldwide and is now training its sights on private customers with its new "V by Vodafone" range of smart services.