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Telenor – a Leader in Managed IoT Connectivity Services

Telenor Group is recognised as a Leader by Gartner, after evaluating 18 managed IoT connectivity service providers in the 2019 Magic Quadrant.

Telenor Group is one of the world’s largest operator groups providing IoT services both across the world through its dedicated Sweden based IoT affiliate, Telenor Connexion, as well as its operating companies in nine countries in the Nordics and Asia.

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In 2019, Telenor Group is recognized by Gartner as a Leader amongst 18 managed IoT connectivity service providers in the Magic Quadrant for Managed IoT Connectivity Services, Worldwide (Authored: Pablo Arriandiaga, Eric Goodness, et al., Published: 12 December). Companies in the Gartner Magic Quadrant are assessed by their “ability to execute” and “completeness of vision”.


The Internet of Things (IoT) is expanding into nearly every industry and changing the society around us. In some sectors, connected devices provide ways to improve operations and reduce costs, while other industries are being completely transformed.

Telenor has been assisting both local and global clients in putting innovative IoT solutions in place for more than 20 years, and continues to grow together with an extensive network of innovative IoT clients and partners.

We believe our position in the Leaders quadrant is a result of the targeted and joint efforts on IoT within the entire Telenor Group with continued strong performance from Telenor Connexion, as well as an increased focus on IoT both in our Nordic and Asian business units. We see continued satisfaction from our customers on the excellent customer services we provide, and we believe this is a key reason for our IoT position.

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.”

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