The Internet of Things revolution is still in its early days, but is already driving the digitalization of industries across our Nordic market. It changes business models and creates new opportunities as well as new companies but also adds demands to adapt in order to capture these new value opportunities and ensure future competitiveness.
The Nordic region is among the most mature markets in the world and the number of connected devices is expected to reach 150mn by 2020. This is well over five connected devices per person in the region.
In a global economy this enables our Nordic companies to view the world as their market.
This puts new demands on us as an operator having provided regional Nordic and Baltic connectivity services with high data consumption, we are now asked to work with our customers and partners as part of their global expansion. To have your trusted connectivity partner is important as is having the opportunity to expand globally. This requires new value networks enabling our Nordic enterprises to enjoy simpler, more profitable routes to launching and expanding global M2M services to the global market.
“Global connectivity services such as Multi-Domestic-Service with its one platform, one SIM and one user experience designed to help global enterprises capitalize on the global expansion” says Marie Sanda, Director of Products at Telia IoT.
“However, technology platforms is not all and the alliances among the tier one operators ensure simplicity in management of globally connected products and is a vital part of ensuring global connectivity” Marie continues
On top of a strong European footprint working with some of the leading partners in the world, we also saw a significant interest in Asia and therefore the announcement of the cooperation between GMA and Bridge Alliance was a great step for our Nordic customers to expand their cooperation with Telia and our partners covering over 37 new countries across Asia.
Bridge Alliance members cover 35 markets from Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Africa, and the GMA’s seven operator groups 42 markets in Europe, North America, Africa as well as Asia.
“With our regional capabilities and our new GMA offering Multi-Domestic-Service we can now simplify the global deployment, management and operations of our customers’ connected products and continue being a strong partner in their new and extended business” says Hans Dahlberg, Vice President of Telia IoT and Steering Committee Member of the Global M2M Association.