Telenor leans on Connexion arm again to strengthen new IoT department

Telenor, M2M, Internet of Things

 Telenor has reinforced its new Internet of Things department with the appointment of Robert Brunbäck.

Brunbäck, who takes up a Vice President of IoT position, moves from Telenor Connexion, the operator’s M2M arm where he was CMO.

The Norway-based operator created new executive positions dedicated to the IoT in June as part of a wider shake-up of its Digital arm.

Former Telenor Connexion head Per Simonsen was appointed Senior Vice President of IoT and began his new role this month.

According to a statement, Brunbäck has been charged with enhancing the Telenor’s overall group investment in the IoT.

Both Brunbäck and Simonsen will report to Henrik Clausen, the new head of Telenor Digital and Strategy.

[Read more: Telenor execs discuss innovation, need to deliver services on top of the network]

Maria Willander steps into Brunbäck’s old role as Head of Marketing at Telenor Connexion.

Willander, who comes from a “similar” role at startup company myFC, will be responsible for strengthening the Telenor Connexion brand worldwide and boosting the company’s global sales.

She said: “It is very exciting to work with the digitalisation of industries and societies.

“Telenor Connexion is at the forefront when it comes to connected business solutions/Internet of Things, and therefore, it is especially thrilling to now become part of this pioneering company.”

Telenor, which does not break out sales of its M2M division, saw group revenues rise six percent to NOK 30.2 billion (€3.4 billion) in the three months to June.

 

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