Nordic M2M operator Telenor Connexion is claiming to be the first company in the region to have developed an end-to-end solution for companies that want to connect their products.
Branded Telenor Cloud Connect, the service is intended to help customers bring new offerings to the market “quickly and easily”, and become more competitive and efficient.
Telenor Connexion (Stockholm, Sweden) says it is collaborating with partner companies to manage “all the complexity … from beginning to end”.
According to the operator, that means integrating communications hardware, taking responsibility for application development, capturing and analyzing data and developing the “visual interface” in the form of a mobile application.
Telenor Connexion claims the cloud-based service can access some 400 mobile networks around the world – thanks to its roaming agreements with other providers – and is therefore capable of supporting global product launches.
Telenor Cloud Connect will also support other open standards and communication technologies “in order to further optimize the solution”.
The operator already appears to have signed up its first customer in the shape of Sweden’s Regin.
Regin markets a range of products and systems for building automation in more than 70 countries, and aims to make its properties more energy-efficient by optimizing its heating, cooling and ventilation systems.
“Regin is viewed as one of the trend-setters in the market, and we’re constantly trying to develop and improve our products,” said Stefan Blom. “There’s really tough competition in the international market, so our value-adding services are an increasingly important element of our offering.”
Regin says it chose to work with Telenor Connexion partly because of the operator’s experience of supporting business-critical systems being launched on an international level, and describes its partnership with the company as a “strategic one in which the connected services will be further developed on an ongoing basis”.
“Being able to offer smart products and services will in the future be one of the most important competitive advantages,” said Per Simonsen, Telenor Connexion’s chief executive. “Companies that don’t make the move into the connected world will inevitably fall behind.”