Telia has signed a deal with ONE Nordic AB to connect approximately 900,000 electricity meters for Swedish electricity distributor Ellevio. The deal, over a period of 10 years, is the largest to date using Telia’s recently launched Narrowband Internet of Things (NB-IoT) network. NB-IoT is a low-power-wide-area technology designed to deliver small amounts of IoT data on a massive scale.
“ONE Nordic needed a flexible, future-proof solution that was economically competitive”, says Anders Malmberg, Managing Director Smart Metering at ONE Nordic. “When connecting meters across large geographic areas, economic considerations go far beyond the connectivity alone. Telia is able to provide a high performance fully-managed network that support us in our ambition to focus on delivering first-class services to Ellevio.”