SAP, Deutsche Telekom close to European coronavirus app deal: Wiwo
BERLIN (Reuters) – SAP and Deutsche Telekom are close to a deal to build a software platform that would enable smartphone apps for measuring risks of coronavirus infections to exchange information, Wirtschaftswoche magazine reported on Friday.
The two companies, designers of Germany’s Corona-Warn-App that has been downloaded more than 16 million times, had pitched the project for a gateway that could share infection warnings between national apps to the European Commission.
An agreement is close to being finalised, Wirtschaftswoche quoted sources as saying.
Several other European Union countries – among them Ireland, Italy, Poland and Latvia – have launched similar apps. These are based on a design from Alphabet’s Google and Apple that are compatible.
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