Telia package saves 28% on IoT connectivity costs

  • February 17, 2021
  • Steve Rogerson

Swedish telecoms company Telia claims it can save companies on average 28 per cent of the cost of global IoT connectivity with its latest package.

The offering lets businesses and organisations control and manage all their global IoT data and connectivity from one portal.

“This is a true game changer for IoT connectivity,” said Björn Hansen, head of IoT at Telia. “Customers that need to deploy globally have to deal with multiple operators and a number of regulatory and taxation issues to stay compliant. When needed, our solution goes beyond roaming and provides local subscriptions in highly regulated markets. Customers can now instantly control what their devices can or cannot access with a network that dynamically adapts to connectivity needs.”

Called Telia Global IoT Connectivity, it is available now and offers four parts: Telia eSIM powered by eUICC; a global ecosystem of pre-integrated operators; a programmable network; and a cloud platform to manage it all. This combination with its security features enables businesses and organisations to control and manage all their global IoT data and connectivity from one portal.

Analyst firm Transforma Insights estimates that the global IoT market will grow to 24.1 billion devices in 2030, generating $1.5tn in annual revenue. At the same time, companies that purchase and use IoT connectivity globally face several commercial and technical pitfalls in their deployments, as well as the growing challenge of managing their network of operators and IoT data as the number of connected devices grows.

These problems can now be managed, as Telia Global IoT Connectivity is said to bring businesses and organisations simplicity and a new layer of control of their data and connectivity on top of pre-existing connectivity-management platforms.

IoT network access using local profiles is available in over ten countries, covering four continents. Together with Telia’s ecosystem of over 400 roaming partners and cloud-native platform, it enables a compliant and secure way of connecting products on a global scale.

Moreover, Transforma Insights estimates this new approach of providing global IoT connectivity can save companies on average 28 per cent of the cost involved in global IoT deployments.

“Enabled by our innovative architecture that brings connectivity and data to the cloud, customers will now be able to control and manage the global network of partners and orchestrate data and SMS flows in near real time,” Hansen said. “It sets the foundation for scaling in hyper speed.”