Finnish telco Lounea picks Viva Labs smart home platform

Ari Ringborg, head of Consumer Business
Lounea

Finnish telecom and ICT (information and communications technology) operator Lounea Oy has selected Viva Labs to power its move into the smart home market. Together they will provide Z-Wave-based plug-and-play solutions for comfort and security based on Viva’s AI platform for homes.

The smart home market has been growing significantly over recent years, driven by a consumer need for more secure and energy efficient homes. In the USA, telcos have already taken a strong position, and now the European players are making their move. The Viva platform is said to make it possible for them to compete with companies like Nest and Samsung.

The deal with Lounea represents an international breakthrough for Viva Labs, who established a UK-based sales office last autumn to drive growth in the European market.

Henrik Holen, managing director and co-founder, Viva Labs
Henrik Holen, managing director and co-founder, Viva Labs

“Viva Labs has built a solution that is easy to install and use for our customers,” said Ari Ringborg, head of Consumer Business at Lounea, “yet provides unique benefits for comfort and security. Being able to provide this under the Lounea brand lets us take the lead in the smart home field.”

“After our latest partner launch in Norway, we’ve seen significant interest, both nationally and internationally, and our deal with Lounea is the first result of this,”said Henrik Holen, managing director and co-founder of Viva Labs. “The Finnish market has always been at the cutting edge of new technology. We are very much looking forward to helping Lounea launch their Fiksumpi koti service later this quarter.”

Comment on this article below or via Twitter: @IoTNow_ OR @jcIoTnow

RECENT ARTICLES

Aeris to acquire IoT business from Ericsson

Posted on: December 8, 2022

Ericsson and Aeris Communications, a provider of Internet of Things (IoT) solutions based in San Jose, California, have signed an agreement for the transfer of Ericsson’s IoT Accelerator and Connected Vehicle Cloud businesses.

Read more

Telenor IoT passes milestone of 20mn SIM cards

Posted on: December 8, 2022

Telenor, the global IoT provider and telecom operator, has experienced rapid growth over the last years and ranks among the top 3 IoT operators in Europe and among the top IoT operators in the world. The positive development is due to an accelerated pace of new customers combined with a successful growth of existing customers’

Read more
FEATURED IoT STORIES

The IoT Adoption Boom – Everything You Need to Know

Posted on: September 28, 2022

In an age when we seem to go through technology boom after technology boom, it’s hard to imagine one sticking out. However, IoT adoption, or the Internet of Things adoption, is leading the charge to dominate the next decade’s discussion around business IT. Below, we’ll discuss the current boom, what’s driving it, where it’s going,

Read more

9 IoT applications that will change everything

Posted on: September 1, 2021

Whether you are a future-minded CEO, tech-driven CEO or IT leader, you’ve come across the term IoT before. It’s often used alongside superlatives regarding how it will revolutionize the way you work, play, and live. But is it just another buzzword, or is it the as-promised technological holy grail? The truth is that Internet of

Read more

Which IoT Platform 2021? IoT Now Enterprise Buyers’ Guide

Posted on: August 30, 2021

There are several different parts in a complete IoT solution, all of which must work together to get the result needed, write IoT Now Enterprise Buyers’ Guide – Which IoT Platform 2021? authors Robin Duke-Woolley, the CEO and Bill Ingle, a senior analyst, at Beecham Research. Figure 1 shows these parts and, although not all

Read more

CAT-M1 vs NB-IoT – examining the real differences

Posted on: June 21, 2021

As industry players look to provide the next generation of IoT connectivity, two different standards have emerged under release 13 of 3GPP – CAT-M1 and NB-IoT.

Read more

IoT and home automation: What does the future hold?

Posted on: June 10, 2020

Once a dream, home automation using iot is slowly but steadily becoming a part of daily lives around the world. In fact, it is believed that the global market for smart home automation will reach $40 billion by 2020.

Read more

5 challenges still facing the Internet of Things

Posted on: June 3, 2020

The Internet of Things (IoT) has quickly become a huge part of how people live, communicate and do business. All around the world, web-enabled devices are turning our world into a more switched-on place to live.

Read more

What is IoT?

Posted on: July 7, 2019

What is IoT Data as a new oil IoT connectivity What is IoT video So what’s IoT? The phrase ‘Internet of Things’ (IoT) is officially everywhere. It constantly shows up in my Google news feed, the weekend tech supplements are waxing lyrical about it and the volume of marketing emails I receive advertising ‘smart, connected

Read more