Niam, one of the largest private property owners in the Nordic region with over 1.7 million square meters of real estate in its portfolio, selected Netmore as its 5G operator.
Netmore says it delivers a turnkey 5G solution without any need for capex investments or operation and maintenance work for the property owner (5G-as-a-service). The solution enables property owners to use the technology themselves, while mobile operators can use the infrastructure and offer 5G services at the location.
Niam and Netmore initiated an “extensive venture” that begins with a pilot in Niam’s properties in one of Stockholm’s new districts (Värtahamnen), along with selected properties in the other Nordic countries. Following this, the ultimate goal is to establish open 5G technology throughout large parts of Niam’s property portfolio in the Nordic region, the partners said.
Because Niam’s property portfolio is equipped with Netmore’s 5G solution, it also means that the properties will be connected to Netmore’s property network and will therefore take part in Netmore’s complete property offer. The flagship product, Netmore Proptech Node, is installed in each property, thereby giving property owners and property managers full control and access to their digital environment, Netmore said. In addition to 5G compatibility, Netmore Proptech Node also offers support for fiber connections, Wi-Fi and LoRaWAN.
“We have, together with Niam, identified the specific features of 5G technology that have the potential to redraw the map for wireless connectivity in indoor environments. The technology both complements and surpasses existing options and standards, and as new laptops and mobile phones are gradually equipped with 5G access, a whole new market is emerging. Access to 5G connectivity is simply a prerequisite for the property to offer an indoor environment that allows for the highest possible productivity and efficiency,” said Ove Anebygd, CEO of Netmore.
“As a 5G operator with focus on properties and IoT, we enable property owners to strengthen their net operating income, while mobile operators are offered access to the new 5G infrastructure,” he added.
“Niam is constantly focused on creating the most attractive and sustainable properties for our tenants. With this collaboration, Niam will be one of the first Nordic property owners to offer their tenants true 5G connectivity indoors,” said Jennifer Andersson, managing partner at Niam. “Our tenants will be able to benefit from the latest state-of-the-art technology with significantly improved IT security offerings compared to what was possible before 5G. We are very proud of this partnership and look forward showcasing the solution live to potential tenants and stakeholders in our near-term pilots”.