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ANTEL: Big Data in Uruguay

Digital Enabler enhances big data value for ANTEL, the biggest telecommunications company in Uruguay.

Approach & Solution

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Approach

ANTEL is the main telecommunications company in Uruguay, founded in 1974 as a spin off of the telecommunications division of UTE(Usinas y Trasmisiones Eléctricas), which had the monopoly of landline telephony since 1931.

Today ANTEL is the leader company in landline and mobile telecommunication as well as internet services, always experimenting with new services. Between them, an innovative IoT solution, that we realized together, able to support Parking and Air Quality monitoring in the area surrounding its headquarters, using advanced Internet Protocol Cameras and advanced air quality sensors.

The objective was to test the Digital Enabler using a Proof of Concept, before the extension of the solution to the entire city of Montevideo.

Solution

After extensive scouting of the best IoT solutions available on the market, Antel decided to use our proprietary solution "Digital Enabler", thanks to its use of Open Standards (such as NGSI) and Open APIs.

Digital Enabler was leveraged to create three different dashboards:
  • Parking monitoring, using IP cameras, to visualize in live streaming the indoor parking area and to detect whether the parking slots are free or occupied through an advanced image processing algorithm.
  • Environment monitoring, using air quality sensors, to display current and historical values related to air quality obtained from the measurement of some pollutant, such as: CO, O3, CO2, PM2.5 and PM10.
  • The "Control Room", a dashboard used to summarise the most relevant data.

Results

In depth views of city parking and air quality through the "Data Mash up editor"

Data were harmonized through a unified data model

Integration of cameras and sensors through the "Device Manager" module

Project Value

Cost cutting
Process performance
Innovation

Enabling Technologies

Cloud
AI & Advanced  Analytics 
IoT

Our Products & Other Technologies

Digital Enabler
Knowage
FIWARE GE
IP Cameras (image recognition)
sensors

Project Team

Research & Innovation