Tue, 04/16/2019 – 18:03
Discover how the Sigfox 0G network makes things come alive all over the world.
Even though global warming is shrinking Finnish winters, temperatures can often drop as low as -30°C, so monitoring heat is serious business up north. But that’s only the beginning of what the Finns are now monitoring, as Ida Vehnämäki, Communications Specialist at Connected Finland, explained to Marion Moreau, Director of Sigfox Foundation.
More and more Finnish companies are being created to tackle these issues, but Ida’s company is the one that is turning her country into a European spearhead in 0G Technology.
Created by 3 veteran telco professionals with a combined experience of over 50 years, Connected Finland has now become the first nationwide Sigfox operator and is on its way to doing the same for its neighbors in Estonia. It has already managed to cover a breathtaking 85 % of the Finnish population by connecting a far-reaching range of industries and sectors with 0G technology.
Leanheat is another company trying to reduce the Finn’s carbon footprint, but it is focused on making their building’s smarter.
Jukka Aho, the Managing Director, made it clear to Marion that this is no small matter because Finnish buildings consume 40% of all energy. What makes his company so special is that it doesn’t only concentrate on new buildings, which are only 2% of the problem, but on the 98% already built. It upgrades old buildings, which are the real energy hogs, by taking their heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems straight info the digital age. Leanheat has installed its systems in 100,000 apartments and also in schools, gas stations, fire stations, and city halls.
For Jukka, 0G technology is very simple, you don’t need to understand all the complex science behind it. All you need to do is to put a sensor on a wall, turn it on and let the data flow.
Connected Finland’s and Leanheat’s successful use of Sigfox 0G technology is putting the Finns ahead of the game when it comes to saving nature but also time and money.
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