Partnership as an enabler for sustainable Nordic IoT-development
Sustainable digital transformation requires collaborative partnership models. Based on open, democratic values and innovative expertise, now introducing Nordic IoT-partnership between Altibox (Norway), Digita (Finland) and Pingday/StadshubbsAlliansen (Sweden).
The partners provide different IoT-solutions but all three provide a LoRaWAN™ network in each country.
In short, the partnership enables the participants to use the other participants LoRa network through roaming. This means it´s much easier for IoT-based service suppliers to offer one solution in three Nordic countries.
In Sweden, Pingday launched a national IoT and LoRaWAN collaboration in 2018, Stadshubbsalliansen.se. By companies participating in the collaboration, 50+ municipalities from Lund in the south to Kiruna in the north share the same IoT-platform as well as market and technical expertise. Technically, the platform works as one network.
In Finland Digita is a stable domestic operator that offers a complete infrastructure for IoT. Digita’s nationwide LoRaWAN network serves hundreds of customers and Digita enables the functioning of IoT services in other countries as well through data network roaming.
As a natural next step, Nordic collaboration regarding IoT is now presented, enabling global partners to launch services in the whole entity of our region
Together, we share vast experience in the IoT-area as well as developing agile business models. By serving our local communities with the best possible digital opportunities, as well as sharing knowledge across borders, digital transformation will develop not only faster, but also in a smarter and more sustainable way.
Altibox delivers future-oriented TV, IP telephony and Internet products over the fibre cable. The company currently has over 250 employees, close to 40 fibre partners and over 700.000 subscribers in Norway and Denmark. The company is owned by the Norwegian multi-utility company Lyse AS. Altibox delivers a critically acclaimed TV solution and super speed internet that allows 1.3 million Norwegians to watch TV, stream, surf and play games as much as they desire. In the Norwegian Business School’s annual innovation index, the company was recently scored as the 6th most innovative company. Altibox has built one of Norway`s largest LoRaWAN network covering over 1 million households and is developing several IoT services in close dialogue with local municipalities and businesses.
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.
Pingday was founded on January 1st 2021 and is sprung from Öresundskraft communication solutions, offering vast digital experience from more than 20 years of building and maintaining the local fibre network. With some 40 members of staff Pingday operates the region’s digital infrastructure of fibre and LoRaWANTM.
Öresundskraft AB, with 400 employees, is an Energy and Communications company Group, 100 % owned by the City of Helsingborg. With a clearly defined vision for 2035 (Vision Helsingborg 2035 | Helsingborg.se) and international City Expo H22 in 2022 (H22 I The making of a smarter city I Välkommen till Helsingborg), the City of Helsingborg provides unique opportunities for collaborative and scalable innovation models.
Welcome to the Land of LoRa.
LoRaWAN (Long Range Wide Area Network) is a standard wireless technology that offers a compelling mix of long range, low power consumption and secure data transmission. It has become the technology of choice for building IoT networks worldwide. Read more about LoRa at www.lora-alliance.org
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