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.