IoT News – Telenor strengthens itself in IoT in the era of 5G
Businesses looking for world-class IoT solutions will find that Telenor’s new operating model brings the best capabilities and skills to every customer, today and tomorrow.
Telenor Group today announced the unification of its IoT offering in the Nordic countries and internationally.
The Nordic IoT portfolio and the global Telenor Connexion portfolio will be grouped under the brand Telenor IoT. With immediate effect, Telenor IoT will be offered from all Telenor business channels in the Nordic countries, internationally by Telenor Connexion and through selected partners.
As part of the introduction of Telenor IoT, a new operating model is being launched to leverage Telenor’s global competence, synchronize product development, accelerate customer-centric activity and improve technical support. In doing so, Telenor brings together 200 full-time IoT specialists, the largest team of any Nordic IoT service provider. Telenor will act as a united global IoT team with a uniform product portfolio and go-to-market strategy, bringing the best capabilities and skills to every customer.
Commenting on the announcement, Mats Lundquist, CEO of Telenor Connexion and Director of Telenor IoT, said:
“The new operating model strengthens our competitive advantage and makes it easier to purchase our product portfolio for any customer looking for world-class IoT platform and operation capabilities. We also get advantages of scale on investments in new technologies. “
the Telenor IoT offer will be delivered by Telenor IoT specialists located in 18 countries across Africa, the Americas, Asia-Pacific and Europe.
“The launch of Telenor IoT and the unification of our IoT capabilities and skills will allow us to be better positioned to accelerate the digital future that will benefit customers, businesses and society. The actions we are currently taking are the culmination of several months of intense collaboration between colleagues from the Nordic telecommunications companies of Telenor, Telenor Connexion and the Nordic Center of Telenor ”. says Jukka Leinonen, EVP Nordic and Chairman of the Board of Telenor Connexion.
With over 17 million connected devices active in over 190 countries, Telenor is a recognized global provider of IoT connectivity services. In 2019, Telenor positioned itself as a leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Managed IoT Connectivity Services, worldwide. Today, Telenor ranks among the top 10 IoT operators in the world and in the top 3 in Europe by volume, and is clearly the market leader in the Nordic countries. The company was an early pioneer in the field of IoT and has a long history of international clients such as Volvo, Scania, Verisure and Hitachi.