SIGFOX to Rollout IoT Network Throughout Finland by 2017

SIGFOX to Rollout IoT Network Throughout Finland by 2017 Image Credit: Sigfox

SIGFOX and Connected Finland, a company created by an experienced team of Finnish telco professionals, announced the extension of SIGFOX’s global Internet-of-Things(IoT) network throughout Finland by 2017. The rollout, which makes Finland the 19th country worldwide to have SIGFOX’s dedicated IoT network, will provide coverage to the nation’s largest cities by this summer and coverage for 85 percent of the population by spring 2017.

Connected Finland’s founders Markku Patronen, Marko Vanninen and Tom Lindblad have extensive network operator background. They also bring experience in hardware sales and development companies, software and hosting services, consulting and entrepreneurship. As a SIGFOX Network Operator, Connected Finland is backed by well-known industrial investors and a group of private angel investors committed to quickly adding Finland to the world’s fastest-emerging, mass-market IoT network.

Rodolphe Baronnet-Frugès, SIGFOX executive vice-president networks & operators
This positions the country to become a European leader in terms of quick adoption of the IoT and invention of exciting new applications for industry, business and personal use. We have seen this entrepreneurial spirit demonstrated strongly by our partners Connected Finland.

Marko Vanninen, founder,  Connected Finland
Connected Finland’s partnership with SIGFOX will also provide many unique opportunities for Finnish device-and-solution providers to create new use cases that can extend the benefits of the IoT across Finnish society and in all sectors of the economy. Our partner Helsinki Ventures is already facilitating a developer program in Finland, enabled by SIGFOX’s connectivity solution.

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

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