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Telenor Group recognised as a Leader in the 2021 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Managed IoT Connectivity Services, Worldwide

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Telenor Group recognised as a Leader in the 2021 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Managed IoT Connectivity Services, Worldwide

Telenor Group has been recognised as a Leader, amongst eighteen managed IoT service providers in the 2021 Magic Quadrant for Managed IoT Connectivity Services, Worldwide report by Gartner.

This is the second year in a row Telenor Group is in the Leaders quadrant in recognition of the company’s overall completeness of vision and ability to execute. This year, Telenor is the only Nordic operator recognised in the report.

Commenting on the report, Mats Lundquist, CEO of Telenor Connexion, says: “We are proud to, once again, be recognised as a Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Managed IoT Connectivity Services, Worldwide report. Of course, every year the competition gets tougher, so this year’s placement is even more satisfying to us knowing that we are the only Nordic operator named in the report. We believe that this recognition as a Leader is further a confirmation of our technology leadership, market competitiveness, commitment to our customers and determination to innovate.”

Gartner describes companies in the Leaders quadrant as: “Leaders invest in the future of IoT that includes a continuum of value from IoT edge devices to IoT platforms and related analytics. Leaders perform skillfully and often exceed expectations. Leaders have a clear vision of the market’s direction and develop competencies to maintain their leadership. Leaders engage customers and provide value across multiple geographies. They shape the market, rather than follow it, and they often set the benchmark for market growth. Leaders have the size and scale (for example, operations, sales and marketing, formal bid, and product management) to pursue large panregional and multinational opportunities for IoT connectivity. They have established a robust and diverse ecosystem of technology alliances and service delivery partnerships spanning IT, OT and IoT to meet broad market requirements.” 

Telenor is one of the world’s largest operator groups, providing IoT services both for local and multinational companies by its IoT specialists located in 18 countries in Africa, Americas, Asia-Pacific and Europe. Telenor was an early pioneer in the IoT area and today operates over 17 million IoT units in over 190 countries and has been assisting customers with innovative managed IoT connectivity solutions for more than two decades.

Download the Gartner 2021 Magic Quadrant for Managed IoT Connectivity Services, Worldwide report, here.

Earlier this month, Telenor communicated it is unifying its Internet of Things offering across the Nordics and internationally. As a part of the unification, the Nordic IoT portfolio and the global Telenor Connexion portfolio will be gathered under the brand Telenor IoT. Telenor will act as one united global IoT team, with dedicated full time IoT team specialists covering the needs of organisations of all sizes including meeting the specific demands of the world’s most demanding international IoT deployments. Read more here. 


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For further information, please contact:

Cristoff Martin
CMO, Telenor Connexion
+46 (0)73 441 73 17

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About Telenor Connexion

Telenor Connexion is the specialized IoT company within the Telenor Group, one of the world’s major mobile operators. Building on more than 20 years of experience, Telenor Connexion provides global IoT connectivity and cloud services to enterprises with large fleets of connected devices as well as third-party service providers.

Telenor Connexion manages more than 10 million connected things in more than 180 countries for global customers including Volvo, Scania, Hitachi, Verisure Securitas Direct and Husqvarna. With headquarters and tech center located in Sweden, the company has regional sales representation in the UK, US, Germany, Italy, South Africa, Singapore, South Korea, China, Malaysia and Japan.

Founded in 2008, Telenor Connexion has its headquarters in Stockholm, Sweden.

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Telenor is a world leading IoT connectivity provider who helps organizations of all sizes connect and operate their devices. With more than 20 years of experience and hundreds of dedicated IoT specialists we are the largest IoT team of any Nordic IoT service provider.
Our customers range from smaller companies and public sector to enterprises with the world’s most demanding international IoT deployments. We provide a portfolio of IoT connectivity and cloud services backed up by expert support in the Nordics as well as across the world with local representation in 18 countries across Africa, the Americas, Asia-Pacific, and Europe.
Today, we manage more than 17 million IoT connections across the world and have unique knowledge and experience to cost efficiently build and operate both large scale IoT solutions, and smaller, local solutions.

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