Expert in geographic information, Esri Finland Oy, and digital infrastructure and service provider, Digita Oy, combine their expertise in IoT solutions for water supply and power distribution services. Digita offers a LoRaWAN-based IoT network that covers the whole country and enables comprehensive and cost-effective data collection from infrastructure. By using Esri’s geographic information solutions, the data collected by Digita’s IoT network can be made part of the customer’s operational activities.

Digita and Esri’s complementary technology offerings create a more agile way than ever of collecting and analysing information from the companies’ different functions. Cost-effective data collection supported by the geographic information system’s analytics capabilities that turn the data from the sensor network into business information create an entirely new basis for decision making.

“Digita already has dozens of water supply and power distribution customers throughout Finland. Digita’s LoRaWAN network enables the cost-effective and easy collection of data from geographically widespread basic infrastructure,” says Ari Kuukka, Director of IoT Services at Digita. Digita’s IoT network covers 99 per cent of Finland and offers indoor coverage for 96 per cent of the population.

“Our customers appreciate LoRa network technology’s low power consumption, long battery life and good reception, even in challenging conditions. Everyone who has adopted the IoT network shares a desire to collect more data than they were previously able to and, most importantly, to do so in real time. The use of this data makes better service and greater cost savings possible,” Kuukka says, summing up the benefits of the IoT.

“In out experience, success for network operators is accelerated by the comprehensive real-time situational picture provided by the network’s features. By combining the data from Digita’s IoT network with our solutions, the customer gets reliable real-time information that they can trust when making business decisions,” summarises Esri Finland’s Managing Director Laura Valojärvi.

“The goal of our cooperation with Digita is to offer a solution, particularly for water supply and power distribution companies, that allows for operations to be developed and governed. With our help, companies can find tangible solutions to improve the reliability and service level of their networks. Our solutions allow companies to save money by enabling them to allocate network construction, maintenance and repair work in real time and to work in a resource-efficient way,” says Esri Finland’s Chief Technology Officer Ilkka Suojanen, discussing the benefits of cooperation.

Media contacts and further information:

Esri Finland Oy, Managing Director Laura Valojärvi, tel. +358 50 357 4675, 
Esri Finland Oy, Chief Technology Officer Ilkka Suojanen, tel. +358 40 703 2009,

Digita Oy, Director, IoT services, Ari Kuukka, tel. +358 40 149 7942,

Further information on IoT solutions can be found on the websites of Digita and Esri.

Esri Finland Oy is an expert in utilising geographic information and a representative of the world’s leading ArcGIS geographic information platform in Finland. Esri’s solutions and services help customers understand the factors impacting their operations and the opportunities therein, as well as make better and more informed decisions based on those factors and opportunities.

Companies and public administration around the world trust Esri’s products and use them to produce valuable information to support their operations.

In Finland, Esri employs 55 professionals, who are brought together by a desire to help customers succeed and build a more sustainable future using geographic information. Our certified experts have a unique understanding of ArcGIS technology and experience of utilising geographic information in many different fields.

Digita owns and operates Finland’s leading terrestrial network for nationwide TV and radio transmissions, and is the country’s largest independent owner of telecommunication masts. The company is a provider of digital software and services. Digita’s services include telecommunication masts, data centre and IoT services, and broadcasting services for the future. Digita provides services to Finland’s largest mobile phone operators, internet and media companies, infrastructure enterprises and real estate owners. Digita employs 180 experts across Finland.