AZIOBOT and Proximus explore 5G with autonomous cleaning robots.

AZIOBOT has teamed up with Belgian network operator Proximus to test its floor cleaning robots SB2 over a wireless 5G network. 

“COVID-19 has raised awareness of autonomous robots tremendously, especially for cleaning in public spaces such as airports, schools and hospitals. That’s where our robots are playing a vital role.” says Sarthak Yadav, Chief Executive Officer of the Eindhoven-based robotics startup Aziobot.

AZIOBOT has made its robot from scratch around the needs of the user. After one quick setup, the rest is taken care of by the robot itself. It is like a self-driving car for cleaning, which is able to navigate around people and objects with the use of its advanced sensors and AI. That way the robots are able to provide more cleaning while the user is able to focus on necessary things. Furthermore, the water used for cleaning has been reduced with the intelligent flow control in the robots, saving up to 70% of water in comparison with manual cleaning machines. 

“Users of the robot love to see how the robot is cleaning and how they can improve their operations accordingly. This is only possible with real-time connectivity, and 5G is a perfect tool for this. And more importantly, from the past learnings of the robot, we are also able to improve our software and services to make it even better for our customers. This is another reason why 5G can be useful for our robots” says Yadav.

Paving the way for autonomous robots, this successful deployment on a wireless 5G network demonstrates the feasibility of this implementation for our customers and offers possibilities for a broad range of new services. This achievement also marks a milestone for efficient and greener solutions and unlocks the use of this next-generation system in combination with ultra-fast, ultra-reliable, low latency 5G networks.


Aziobot is a Dutch startup that wants to make cleaning easier for businesses with its truly autonomous cleaning robots. Its floor scrubber robots SB2 are manufactured in the Netherlands and are being used in a variety of places such as Schools, Hospitals, Warehouses, and Offices to keep their floor clean and shiny. Aziobot’s main focus has been to make autonomous technology available to business owners, in the easiest form, simply like we operate a smartphone. Aziobot has already raised investments from prominent dutch investor Kees Koolen and Amsterdam-based accelerator Rockstart, for development and taking its robots to market. 

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About Proximus

Proximus Group (Euronext Brussels: PROX) is a provider of digital services and communication solutions operating in the Belgian and international markets. Delivering communication and entertainment experiences for residential consumers and enabling digital transformation for enterprises, we open up a world of digital opportunities, so people live better and work smarter. Thanks to advanced interconnected fixed and mobile networks, Proximus provides access anywhere and anytime to digital services and data, as well as to a broad offering of multimedia content. Proximus is a pioneer in ICT innovation, with integrated solutions based on IoT, Data analytics, cloud, and security.

Proximus has the ambition to become the reference operator in Europe through next-generation networks, a truly digital mindset, and a spirit of openness towards partnerships and ecosystems while contributing to a safe, sustainable, inclusive, and prosperous digital Belgium. 

In Belgium, Proximus’ core products and services are offered under the Proximus and Scarlet brands. The Group is also active in Luxembourg as, under the brand names Tango and Telindus Luxembourg, and in the Netherlands through Telindus Netherlands. The Group’s international carrier activities are managed by BICS, a leading international communications enabler, one of the key global voice carriers, and the leading provider of mobile data services worldwide.

With 11,423 employees, all engaged to offer customers a superior experience, the Group realized an underlying Group revenue of EUR 5,479 million by end-2020.

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Julian De Bruin

Sales and Marketing Specialist at Aziobot BV


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