Proving the Business Case for the Internet of Things

Elisa launches IoT service in Finland and Estonia

Steve Rogerson
January 21, 2015
 
Telecoms, ICT and online service company Elisa is launching an IoT service in Finland and Estonia to enable its customers to connect and interface seamlessly with their remote devices, people, business systems and things. It claims this will be the most comprehensive set of IoT services available today.
 
Elisa serves 2.3 million customers, providing environmentally sustainable services for communications and entertainment, and tools for improving operating methods and productivity of organisations. In Finland, Elisa is the market leader in mobile subscriptions and fixed broadband subscriptions.
 
Elisa will deploy platform technology from Pennsylvania-based ThingWorx to offer a service that spans from device management to data analytics to product development, all securely backed up in Elisa-owned data centres.
 
“Elisa prides itself on being a forward thinking company,” said Timo Katajisto, executive vice president at Elisa. “The ThingWorx platform technology will enable complete, innovative, end-to-end solutions for Elisa customers in addition to providing an easy entry point for companies that want to realise the full value of adding connectivity to their product and service offerings.”
 
ThingWorx provides a platform for rapidly developing and deploying applications to realise the opportunity and value presented by the IoT economy. Its unified approach to IoT applications is said to let companies iteratively innovate business processes significantly faster than conventional methods and tools, thus accelerating time to value, reducing cost and risk, and transforming how products, people and systems connect and interact.
 
“We are excited that ThingWorx technology will be a core aspect of the Elisa IoT service,” said Thomas Svensson, senior vice-president and general manager for Emea at ThingWorx. “The age of the internet of things is upon us and working with forward thinking companies, such as Elisa, enables us to deploy our leading technology so that customers can profit from complete, end-to-end solutions.”