The City of Hamina and Digita collaborate to develop mobile networks
The City of Hamina and technology company Digita have made an agreement concerning the use of the city’s properties in the development of mobile networks. This allows for improved mobile connections for local residents.
The functionality of services enabled by digitalisation increases the demand placed on data connections. A comprehensive network of base stations is required to ensure sufficient quality and capacity of mobile network connections. The City of Hamina and Digita have launched a collaboration in which properties owned by the city can be used as base station locations.
“The digitalisation of society is progressing at a fast pace, and we want to ensure the city and its residents have good data connections. Many services, including some of our own, rely on mobile networks, and increasing amounts of data is collected digitally from the properties themselves. From the perspective of a small municipality, it is ideal for us to outsource management of rooftop installations to a skilled third party and coordinate services from one place,” says the City of Hamina’s Property Manager Sami Kahila.
“We are extremely pleased with the collaboration being launched with the City of Hamina, which allows us to expand our offering of high-quality digital infrastructure for mobile operators and other parties building mobile networks in the Hamina region. In practice, this means that Digita will enter into agreements with operators and is responsible for all leasing and contract management related to telecom operations going forward”, Digita’s Chief Operating Officer Markus Ala-Hautala says.
City of Hamina, Property Manager Sami Kahila, tel. +358 (0)400 557 816, sami.kahila(at)hamina.fi
Digita Ltd, COO Markus Ala-Hautala, tel. +358 (0)40 054 9023, markus.ala-hautala(at)digita.fi
The world-class small town, Hamina, is a seaside town of approximately 20,000 residents which, among other things, is known for its historic fortress and its multinational Hamina Tattoo military music festival. Hamina is a place where people can live in old wooden buildings in the centre of town near the historic fortress, by the sea or in the peaceful countryside without having to live far from the city’s services. To tourists, Hamina offers history everywhere you look, a gentle sea breeze, a wide variety of beautiful hiking trails and laid-back events.
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 200 experts across Finland.