The collaboration between Venian and StarHub had already setup a test bed in Singapore
Veniam Signs Agreement with StarHub to Connect Vehicles in Singapore
Veniam, a startup created in the scope of the CMU Portugal Program (CMU Portugal), has signed its first agreement with Singaporean telecommunications company StarHub, aiming to turn thousands of vehicles into mobile Wi-Fi hotspots and to connect millions of internet users in the Asian country.
The collaboration between Veniam and StarHub started on June 2016 and involved piloting Singapore’s first mesh network of connected vehicles on the shuttle buses that circulate in the National University of Singapore (NUS).
The 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. The aim for Veniam is to connect 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,” said João Barros, CEO of Veniam.
Veniam is a spin-off company of the Instituto de Telecomunicações and the Universities of Aveiro and Porto, created by João Barros, faculty of the University of Porto and former CMU Portugal Program Director and Susana Sargento, faculty of the University of Aveiro, who is also a CMU Portugal Principal Investigator and recently won the European Union Prize for Women Innovators 2016.
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