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.
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
“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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Veniam Launches Its Mesh Network of Connected Vehicles in Singapore