EV charging network to become a new communication channel and IoT platform

Ensto Chago

Ensto Chago, a technology company specializing in electric vehicle charging solutions, and Sonera, a provider of secure networks and communication and digitalization services, are introducing digital channels of communication to the charging network for electric vehicles. In addition to the charging of electric vehicles, the stations are able to show digital content, such as announcements and targeted commercials, easily and cost-efficiently.

This means that public charging stations are becoming new kinds of digital communication channels and will offer new sources of income for both private and public service providers of the charging infrastructure.

‘The new versatile charging stations are an integral part of sustainable development. Furthermore, they also enable and accelerate the implementation of new Smart City services. These include e-services for mobile devices and applications for improved security’, says Juha Kähäri from Sonera.

‘We are now combining important and relevant things: digital displays as a channel of communication and charging stations for electric vehicles as an IoT platform. This combination enables a front-loaded building of the charging network and advances the spread of electric traffic’, says Juha Stenberg, CEO of Ensto Chago.

The first charging station that also functions as a channel of communication was installed at Helsinki Airport by Finavia in 2013, and since then they have also been implemented in the city of Turku.

Further information

Juha Kähäri, Head of DOOHE – Digital Out of Home Enabler, TeliaSonera Finland Oyj
juha.kahari@teliasonera.com, tel. +358 40 511 8511

Juha Stenberg, CEO, Ensto Chago Oy
juha.stenberg@ensto.com, tel. +358 40 057 5579

Ensto Chago in shortEnsto logo

Ensto Chago is a leading electric vehicle charging system provider. We develop, manufacture and sell electric vehicle charging equipment and services in over 20 countries. We are committed to lasting sustainable development of mobility. Our products are designed and manufactured in Europe and are environmentally friendly, energy efficient and leave a minimum carbon footprint. Ensto Chago is a part of Ensto Group, an international cleantech company with 1,670 employees in Europe and Asia. Group's turnover is 280 million euros.

Sonera in shortSonera logo

Sonera’s communications and entertainment services enable flexibility in everyday life, a freedom of choice and new opportunities for consumers, companies and communities. At the end of 2014, Sonera had approximately 4.5 million subscribers. We operate throughout the country and employ approximately 3,000 people. www.sonera.fi

Sonera is part of the TeliaSonera Group, the leading telecommunications company in the Nordic and Baltic countries.Through our subsidiaries and associated companies, we have a strong position on the markets in Eurasia, Russia, Turkey and Spain. Our operations lean on the principles of responsible business operations, which we implement and develop in pace with changes taking place in society. Read more about us at www.teliasonera.fi


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