Altibox and Dimension Four announces strategic partnership
Thu May 05 2022
Skien, Norway and Stavanger, Norway – May 5, 2022
Dimension Four, a software technology company offering a high-performance, scalable, end-to-end Internet of Things (IoT) platform, today announced its partnership with Altibox, a Norwegian Telecom company which has built one of Norway's largest LoRaWAN networks, covering over 1 million households. Altibox has also ranked as one of Norway's most innovative companies. With this partnership we will facilitate and support innovation through providing infrastructure through the Altibox LoRaWAN network coupled with the Dimension Four IoT platform, specifically tailored to academics, R&D institutions, and startups.
Supporting academics, R&D institutions and startups on innovation
The programme allows qualified companies and organizations to get free access to the Altibox LoRaWAN network and the Dimension Four IoT platform for a defined period of time, allowing them to drive early stage innovation and prototyping, keeping cost down while fast tracking time to market.
The first projects are already under implementation with Mechatronics Innovation Lab (MIL), a National Center for Innovation, piloting and qualifying technology, where Altibox and their local partner Afiber is installing the LoRaWAN antenna on the MIL building, providing coverage both to MIL as well as to the University of Agder (UiA) campus. The University of South-Eastern Norway (USN) has also joined the programme and will use the already existing Altibox LoRaWAN network in the region, coupled with the Dimension Four IoT platform.
The Dimension Four integration with Altibox and Thingpark Wireless from Actility will give the companies and organizations an even more flexible interface regarding IoT carriers as well as providing a shorter path to their first prototype. With Dimension Four’s in-house resources with extensive insight and experience within LoRaWAN communication they will also be able to support startups and those who want to utilize the network in their projects.
“Altibox Partners has been building a nation Wide sensor network since 2019 as a natural extension of the existing Fiber network. We are supporting Universities, schools and startups and through our cooperation with Dimension Four we will reach out to even more people,” said Torbjørn Nilsen, Head of sales IoT, Altibox. “Social responsibility is something you do through action, not only words. Altibox Partners are cheering on the good ideas that push us all forward.”
“We are really looking forward to a close relationship with the Altibox IoT team. This agreement enables us to help startups and curious minds investigate and learn more about IoT and new technologies. Also, as I have in the past worked with building the national LoRaWAN infrastructure, I’m excited to continue utilizing this technology with all its strength in regards to IoT connectivity”, states Daniel Warholm, Product Manager, Dimension Four.
“Teaming up with Altibox on helping other startups, as well as organizations, on their IoT journey is both motivational and a great source of inspiration for us at Dimension Four. By removing complexity, and cost, the companies can now fast track IoT-based innovation significantly”, Morten Steinvaag, Chief Commercial Officer, Dimension Four, adds.
About Dimension Four
Dimension Four offers an agnostic cloud-based platform to simplify IoT complexity enabling enterprises to accelerate their digital transformation and IoT journey, while providing a central source for data collection. The company’s end-to-end platform is built with developer experience in mind based on a powerful, flexible and blazing fast GraphQL API. Dimension Four is part of the New Normal Group, a software group with extensive experience in establishing and scaling software companies for exponential growth.
Altibox delivers future-oriented TV, IP telephony and Internet products over the fibre cable. The company currently has over 700.000 subscribers in Norway and Denmark. The company is owned by the Norwegian multi-utility company Lyse AS. Altibox delivers a critically acclaimed TV solution and super speed internet that allows 1.3 million Norwegians to watch TV, stream, surf and play games as much as they desire. In the Norwegian Business School’s annual innovation index, the company was recently scored as the 6th most innovative company. Altibox has built one of Norway's largest LoRaWAN network covering over 1 million households and is developing several IoT services in close dialogue with local municipalities and businesses. In Norway they have also built a nation wide IoT network (LoRaWAN) together with their partners and their network covers about 1 million households and 100 municipalities.