December 11, 2018
11th December, 2018 - Oulu. UROS Group is advancing their leadership in Smart City IoT with the creation of a Smart Water Cycle pilot program with support from Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated.
The first-of-its-kind program in Jyvaskyla, Finland will focus on using UROS’s IoT expertise to improve water usage efficiency in key locations like hospitals, schools, and public office buildings. UROS is planning to deploy Qualcomm Technologies’ groundbreaking Qualcomm® MDM9206 IoT chipsets to help enable a cutting-edge Smart City IoT ecosystem.
“UROS - a leader in the Smart Water Cycle area - will leverage its technical expertise to benefit the established IoT ecosystem through increased performance and deployment flexibility for end-to-end hardware and software solutions. Effectively, this makes UROS the one-stop-shop for this IoT ecosystem. The first joint Smart Water Cycle pilot is already ongoing in Finland. We are very proud to work with Qualcomm Technologies,” says UROS GROUP CEO Jerry Raatikainen.
“Qualcomm Technologies creates the breakthrough technologies that change how the world connects, computes, and communicates,” says Jeff Torrance, Vice President, Business Development, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. “We are proud to help enable UROS as they break new ground in the field of Smart City IoT with this exciting new project.”
The IoT and Smart City markets are growing exponentially, with the number of connected IoT devices estimated to reach 20.4 billion by 2020 (1), and the overall market value for smart cities globally predicted to surpass $2 trillion by 2025. (2)
Apart from the existing projects in Europe, UROS has been exploring the business opportunities globally in countries such as USA, Brazil, China, India, Kazakhstan, etc. Also, UROS is providing Smart Water solutions to different industry verticals, from pulp & paper, oil & gas, food & beverage and so on.
(1) Forecast from Gartner Inc., February 2017.
(2) Forecast from Frost & Sullivan, April 2018.
Qualcomm is a trademark of Qualcomm Incorporated, registered in the United States and other countries. Qualcomm MDM9206 is a product of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. and/or its subsidiaries.