30 March 2017
Connected Baltics and Telia Estonia Enter Into Internet of Things (IoT) partnership in Estonia
TALLINN, Estonia, March 27, 2017 - Connected Baltics OÜ, the exclusive Sigfox operator in Estonia, and Telia Estonia Ltd, the market leading telecom operator in Estonia, today announced that they have entered into a strategic partnership to integrate Sigfox’s low-powered IoTconnectivity into the operator’s managed IoT solutions in order to complement Telia’s offering.
The agreement is set to help Telia’s business customers to benefit from the cutting edge Sigfox nation-wide IoT connectivity in Estonia as well as the access to a global network currently present in more than 30 countries to date, allowing the development of new service opportunities both for their domestic and their international markets.
Sigfox is designed to connect millions of smart devices to the Internet, while providing the most energy-efficient and economical solution to the market. Based on low data-rate exchanges, Sigfox's solution greatly extends the battery and service life of connected devices, while providing a seamless connectivity and a unique cloud integration.
"The cooperation with Connected Baltics, the exclusive Sigfox operator, makes it possible for Telia to start using Sigfox’s IoT communication technology in Telia’s IoT customer solutions. Telia’s goal is to create the best solutions for its customers, and Sigfox’s technology provides us with an exciting tool to do just that. By bringing together connectivity technologies, best device manufacturers, and hardware and software developers from Estonia and abroad, we would like to help our business customers succeed in their business and develop great services for residential customers,” said Toomas Kärner, Telia´s IoT Area Manager.
"Telia is the telecommunication leader in the Nordic-Baltic region, and this deal helps the entire ecosystem to choose a reliable IoT technology such as Sigfox when developing end-to-end IoT solutions, allowing them to integrate devices, data collection and management easily." said Kushtrim Xhakli, Founder of Connected Baltics.
Using Sigfox connectivity as a complement to its existing solutions, Telia Estonia Ltd is committed to run hundreds of thousands of connections to capture the significant opportunities of the data-driven world and turn them into lifelong value for people, business and society.
Kushtrim Xhakli, Connected Baltics
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Ingrid Piirsalu, Telia Estonia
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About Connected Baltics
As a Sigfox Operator, Connected Baltics is the first nationwide IoT-network operator in Estonia, deploying and selling Sigfox’s low power wide area (LPWA) IoT connectivity solution and enabling millions of connected devices to send small messages in a cost-effective and energy-efficient way. Taking advantage of its simple and fast rollout, Connected Baltics will deploy the network in major cities during the summer 2017 and provide nationwide coverage by autumn 2017. Connected Baltics is the local branch of Connected Finland in Estonia.
About Telia Estonia
Telia Estonia is a new generation IT and telecoms company. Telia Estonia provides to customers the largest value on the market, and to further information society. Telia Estonia offers a wide range of integrated mobile, broadband, TV and IT solutions, as well as valuable content to both residential and business customers. Telia Estonia is on a mission to create a New Generation Telco. Telia Estonia is a part of the international Telia Company group.
For more information, see www.telia.ee