João Barros, Veniam’s CEO, and Mock Pak Lum, CTO of StarHub
Veniam signed this week a wide scoped collaboration agreement with StarHub, the second largest telecom operator in Singapore, which will turn thousands of vehicles into mobile Wi-Fi hotspots and form vehicle mesh networks that can support future mobility and smart city services.
This strategic partnership builds on the successful collaboration between Veniam and StarHub, which involved piloting Singapore’s first mesh network of connected vehicles at the National University of Singapore (NUS). Operating since June 2016 on the Comfort Delgro shuttle buses that circulate in the National University of Singapore (NUS), Veniam’s mobile Wi-Fi service has been used by tens of thousands of users and generated millions of internet sessions.
The newly signed long-term agreement foresees close co-operation and joint go-to-market activities between Veniam and StarHub, with the goal of deploying Veniam’s solutions at city scale, while leveraging StarHub’s 4G LTE and fiber infrastructure. More specifically, Veniam’s hardware, software and cloud platform will enable thousands of buses, taxis, and autonomous vehicles to operate as a vehicle mesh network, thereby expanding wireless coverage, collecting terabytes of valuable data, and ultimately contributing towards the ambitious goals of Singapore’s Smart Nation initiative.
The convergence of transportation systems with advanced communications and data analytics is revolutionizing public transit and urban mobility worldwide. We feel very privileged to partner with StarHub in bringing the benefits of this revolution to millions of people in Singapore.
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