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.