Internet of Things – smarter and more sustainable societies

Our physical environment can be made smarter, more efficient and more sustainable by getting connected. The Internet of Things (IoT) refers to the connection of products to the internet so that they can communicate with each other, a company or users. Telenor is among the world’s largest IoT operators, and delivers IoT solutions in several markets.

The Internet of Things creates opportunities for entirely new kinds of products, as well as new services and business models. An IoT solution creates wide range of possibilities for businesses, from connected devices that share end-user data, to solutions that enable autonomous operation of vehicles and machinery. Gartner predicts that 25 billion connected “things” will be in use by 2020.

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Trusted IoT solutions from one of the world’s major mobile operators

Telenor has significant competence and experience within IoT. The company has been active in the space since the 1990s, particularly in Scandinavia.

Based on early interest and experiences in machine-to-machine (M2M) communication in Norway and Sweden, Telenor established its global IoT vehicle Telenor Connexion, which today connects more than 13 million things.

Telenor Norway’s nationwide 4G network has been equipped with narrowband-IoT (NB-IoT) technology to facilitate direct connection of IoT devices to the existing mobile network. Launched in September 2018, this technology will enable millions of everyday things like waste bins, power meters and fire alarms to go directly online, omitting the need for dedicated networks and gateway solutions. NB-IoT is characterized by significantly increased coverage and by connecting sensors with dramatically longer battery life (10+ years).

Telenor launches nationwide IoT network over 4G

We aim to continue strengthening our IoT business, both sustaining a world-leading position within connectivity, while also taking on new exciting vertical industry positions, where new business models will emerge based on sensor data and analytics.

Trusted IoT solutions from one of the world’s major mobile operators

Telenor has significant competence and experience within IoT, primarily through our global vehicle, Telenor Connexion. Our early and continuing interest in IoT is indicative of Telenor’s ambition to create a faster, smarter, and ultimately more useful internet for the benefit for our customers and global networks. We aim to strengthen our IoT business, both sustaining a world-leading position within connectivity, while also taking on new exciting vertical industry positions, where new business models will emerge based on sensor data and analytics.

Telenor Connexion – Telenor’s global center of IoT excellence

Telenor Connexion is wholly owned by Telenor Group, acting as the global center of IoT excellence within the company. Its headquarters and tech centre are located in Sweden, and the company has regional offices in the UK, US, Germany and Japan.

Telenor Connexion designs, implements and operates Internet of Things solutions fitting to customers’ current and future needs. The company connects things, machines, people and places through a global IoT system with more than 400 mobile networks.

Telenor Connexion is the result of Telenor’s pioneering efforts around machine-to-machine communications which started back in the late 1990s. In 2008, Telenor decided to combine all the connected business solutions throughout the Group into one specialized entity, aptly named Telenor Connexion.

Telenor has nearly 20 years of experience in connecting global industry leaders and has a high installed base of complex international IoT deployments. Companies in verticals as diverse as automotive, transport and logistics, security, utilities and industrial manufacturing are implementing Telenor Connexion’s IoT solutions to achieve productivity gains and cost savings, and to improve services and find new revenue streams.In cooperation with companies such as Volvo, Scania, Hitachi, Verisure SecuritasDirect and Husqvarna, Telenor Connexion has designed and deployed innovative IoT solutions across the globe.

Telenor’s IoT Offering

Telenor Connexion provides Managed IoT Connectivity and Cloud Services to enterprises with large fleets of devices, as well as to other service providers including Telenor’s own national operators in Europe and Asia. Telenor has a strong solutions portfolio with scalable, reliable and secure end-to-end solutions, and an adaptable business model that meets customer needs for coverage, quality and price, continually addressed over time.

Our cloud-ready IoT solutions integrate easily into customer sales, production and delivery processes.

We have access to over 400 high quality mobile networks in more than 200 countries, and we offer multiple mobile networks in every country. We provide global IoT SIMs. This means that, regardless of end user market, customers can have millions of connected devices with one single point of contact – through a single SIM card. We tailor profiles to customers’ needs, and customers are able to manage and review SIMs in real time. This ensures top class service performance as well as high cost efficiency.

Please visit Telenor Connexion´s web site for more info on our products such as Managed IoT Cloud and Managed Connectivity.

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