Sweden’s Tele2 is looking to plant its Internet of Things flag more securely in France after signing a partnership with Sisteer.

The operator said it expects the total number of connections in France to double within three years.

It has recruited “dedicated resources” in France over the past few months, having previously served the country from resources based in the Netherlands and Austria.

In an attempt to boost its presence in the French market, Tele2 has signed up with connectivity reseller Sisteer.

The France-based company also offers IoT-related BSS functionality and MVNE services.

Tele2, which has its own enterprise IoT self-service portal that is powered by Jasper, said the partnership would make it more competitive.

Rami Avidan, Managing Director at Tele2 IoT, commented: “France is a large and central IoT market in Europe, so we are happy to announce our strong partnership with Sisteer.

“Their solid local presence will complement our own resources in a fantastic way, and together we will be very competitive in supporting the French market.”

Sisteer CEO Alain Bureau added: “The Sisteer/Tele2 partnership is born from a magic formula: the quality and reliability of a large operator, the proximity and solid telecom expertise of a French recognised actor, together with one of the best IoT connectivity platforms.”

Tele2 does not reveal revenue figures or customer numbers related to its IoT business.

[Read more: Tele2 sees Netherlands 4G launch disappoint, profits fall]

Last September, it signed up a range of partners in the Benelux region as it continues to expand its IoT footprint.

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