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Nordic CTO interview: Martin Whitlock, Telenor Connexion
This article is part of the CWEurope issue of November 2018-January 2019
Telenor Connexion sits in the same office building as its owner company Telenor, Norway’s former state-owned telco, and is one of the organisation’s growth businesses. Telenor, through Telenor Connexion, is a global player in the internet of things (IoT), with many customers and users all over the world. It provides enterprise customers with IoT capabilities as a service, and has millions of devices connected to its Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud-based IoT platform. Telenor bundles customers’ IoT requirements onto a single platform. The service includes storage, networking, cloud, data analytics and payment capabilities for businesses that want to sell services rather than products. They pay per connection/SIM. The IoT business has seen the company spread its roots. It would be easy to think of a Telenor-owned company as being most active in the Nordics, but Telenor Connexion is undoubtedly international. It has many major global clients and works with 400 mobile roaming partners all over the world. “Our operations in Asia with...
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