Actility and Blink combine for Swedish smart city launch

Actility and Blink have paired up to launch a national IoT network in Sweden, eyeing up the smart cities segment.

Blink has already launched the service Helsingborg and Landskrona, with several other cities waiting in line the pair claim. The hope here is that a partnership with Actility will help increase the speed of deployment and deliver IoT connectivity on a national scale.

First up, the team will target a number of smart city use cases throughout the country including traffic solutions to reduce congestion, and agriculture to encourage more environmentally friendly practices. These services will be underpinned by Actility’s portfolio of location technologies, while Blink has already been working with a few other partners, such as Blinkfyrar, Sweden’s leading road sign supplier.

“We’re excited to be working with Actility to bring IoT connectivity to the whole of Sweden,” said Matts Lilja, MD of Blink Services. “A digital wireless infrastructure for IoT will mean major changes and many opportunities. Technology can fundamentally change the conditions for several established business models, as we already see installed systems around the world.

“Through working with Actility, we will be able to utilise its experience and hands-on knowledge, and work to set the standard for how things communicate with each other, both locally and nationally.”

“National IoT networks have the potential to bring untold benefits to both lives and businesses, and truly enable us to build a better world,” said Mike Mulica, CEO of Actility. “We are therefore delighted to be working with Blink Services to deliver nationwide IoT coverage in Sweden, and are looking forward to seeing the positive changes the network will drive.”

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