Under the terms of the MoU, SK Telecom will provide data obtained through Everyair to BreezoMeter, which will then refine the data with its machine learning algorithm.
South Korean wireless telecommunications operator, SK Telecom, has entered a partnership deal with BreezoMeter, a provider of air real-time quality data, to deliver accurate, personalised and hyper-local air quality information.
Under the terms of the memorandum of understanding (MoU), SK Telecom will provide data obtained through Everyair to BreezoMeter, which will then refine the data with its machine learning algorithm.
Introduced in 2018, SK Telecom’s Everyair platform measures overall air quality including levels of indoor/outdoor fine/ultra-fine dust, CO2 and total volatile organic compounds (VOCs).
“With increasing customer interest in air quality, SK Telecom decided to work with BreezoMeter, a global leading provider of real-time air quality data,” said Hong Seung-jin, vice president and head of AI home unit of SK Telecom.
“We will continue to do our best to provide accurate air quality data that can lead to improved quality of customers’ lives.”
With improved accuracy and precision of air quality data, EveryAir is expected to provide a four-day air quality forecast to users, instead of a two-day forecast it currently provides.
“We will continue to do our best to provide accurate air quality data that can lead to improved quality of customers’ lives”
In addition, the two companies will jointly develop outdoor air quality APIs during the first half of 2020 and will further discuss business plans leveraging this feature.
According to recent research by the European Environment Agency (EEA), exposure to air pollution caused about 400,000 premature deaths in the European Union (EU) in 2016. The report, Air quality in Europe — 2019 finds that although Europe’s air is getting cleaner, persistent pollution, especially in cities, is still damaging people’s health.
The researchers concluded that almost all Europeans living in cities remain exposed to air pollution levels that exceed the health-based air quality guidelines set by the World Health Organisation (WHO).
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