Glosendas’s devices, which gather and distribute data, are usually spread across markets and regions, and primarily use satellite communication. This can both drive up costs and eat up a lot of battery life. But because real time data is not critical for the scientists’ work, the branded OrniTrack bird transmitters are able to store data gathered from GPS sensors on the integrated memory and then transmit it using cellular communication, all while the bird being tracked is in a particular coverage area.

“There are a number of reasons why we chose Tele2 IoT,” explains Vytautas. “First, it was crucial we find a provider with truly global coverage, so that the solution would work regardless of where the birds are. We can see from the data currently collected that the birds using our tracker have travelled all over the world, from Greenland to South Africa, from Mexico to India. And Tele2 IoT’s solution has worked flawlessly.”

SIM cards that can be embedded into the devices is another reason Glosendas chose Tele2 IoT, which has consistently delivered shipments within seven days. Access to a control center that allows Glosendas to monitor the quality of service, troubleshoot devices, and make sure no data is drained during the testing phase is also important.

“And finally, Tele2 IoT support has been exceptional,” says Vytautas. “Whenever we have questions or problems we always get a fast and professional answer that solves things quickly.”

Today, Glosendas is growing in places the company never expected. Several thousand devices are already deployed, and there are around 30 types of OrniTrack transmitters for different types of birds.

“We’re looking forward to expanding our relationship with scientists and making sure that what we do creates fantastic value for both research and humanity,” says Vytautas. “This is how we’re creating a smarter world – together with Tele2 IoT.”