Operator to provide low-power connectivity to hundreds of thousands of devices.

Telia Estonia on Monday added Sigfox’s low-power Internet of Things (IoT) technology to its IoT offering.

The telco has struck a deal with Connected Baltics OÜ, Sigfox’s exclusive network partner for Estonia, which paves the way for it to use Sigfox to connect hundreds of thousands of devices.

"Telia’s goal is to create the best solutions for the customer, and Sigfox’s technology provides us with an exciting tool to do just that," said Toomas Kärner, Telia Estonia’s IoT area manager.

"We would like to help our business customers succeed in their business and develop great services for residential customers," he said.

Connected Baltics is the Estonian branch of Connected Finland – which, as the name suggests, is Sigfox’s operator partner in Finland. The two companies agreed to extend their partnership to Estonia in December.

"Estonia is producing more start-ups per head of population than any other country in Europe," claimed Rodolphe Baronnet-Frugès, Sigfox’s EVP of networks and operators, at the time.

"The country also has one of the world’s most advanced e-governments that have paved the way for a number of globally successful Estonian start-ups and built a huge community of developers," he said.