June 20, 2022

Mid-year Reflections from Tele2 IoT MD Cyril Deschanel

Global IoT cellular connectivity

As we head into the summer holidays, I wanted to take a moment for a mid-year update. It’s been a very busy first six months of the year, and I want to talk about some of the highlights and how this allows the Tele2 IoT team to continue to serve the market globally.

We’ve seen fantastic growth again – with +20% YoY revenue growth – and are excited about what the future holds. We’ve finally been able to not just meet one another in person, but also meet customers and the IoT community at large – and it’s been everything I hoped for.

Most recently, I was thrilled to finally be able to meet a lot of people in the IoT world – along with those looking to digitalize – at the IoT Solutions World Congress in Barcelona. I was joined by six members of my team as part of our strategy of expansion – and as you can see from the picture it was a great event.

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Meeting in person with different actors from across Europe allowed us to gain a deeper understanding of the European customer and the different markets and needs. It was great to have our major partner Cisco onsite with us in Barcelona – he was able to offer further insights into Cisco IoT Control Center (2CONTROL) and answer a lot of questions from both existing and future customers.

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We were in Barcelona as a top ten player in the European market, offering a full suite of cellular IoT technologies to the market, which we believe will support our continued growth. Being onsite helped us build on our philosophy of getting closer to the customer and generating more business globally and from across in Europe.

Cyril Deschanel Managing Director Tele2 IoT

Earlier this spring I was also finally able to meet my entire team in person at our much-delayed annual kickoff at Djurnäset in the Stockholm archipelago. We held workshops, engaged in team building, and of course we had quite a bit of fun. We’ve always been a strong, tight knit team and this kick off reinforced that for all of us.

Our innovative mindset has continued in 2022 with the launch of 5G for IoT, NB-IoT, and Broadband IoT, along with the relaunch of 2SWITCH, which brings strong improvements for the customer. All of this innovation means we are able to offer a full suite of cellular IoT technologies, ensuring that we have everything you need for a successful IoT deployment.

I look forward to continued conversations with both customers and other players in the IoT market, so please feel free to reach out to me.

Cyril Deschanel
Managing Director
Tele2 IoT

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