Telenor, Ericsson connect IoT micro-factory for water filtering, beer making
Telenor is to provide global sensor connectivity to plug-and-play micro-brewery and water filtering firm Wayout. The operator’s IoT division, Telenor Connexion, has with Ericsson to bundle its fellow Swede’s IoT Accelerator connectivity management platform into the bargain.
Wayout makes micro-factories for local production of craft beer; its container-sized gadget also produces soft drinks and clean, filtered water. Wayout is looking to expand into East Africa, the Middle East, and Asia Pacific in 2021. It will offer its solar-powered micro-factories for advanced water purification, to deliver clean water.
Its production system eliminates the logistics of bottling and transporting pre-packaged glass or plastic bottles. Each module can filter 70,000 liters of water, remove up to eight tons of CO₂ and 200,000 plastic bottles every month. Its micro-factories are managed by a smartphone application, including for monitoring performance and auto-cleaning.
But the brewing and filtration system depends on global connectivity. Telenor Connexion will supply cellular IoT connectivity management services, SIM cards, and agreements with local operators
Ulf Stenerhag, chief executive at Wayout, said: “Perfect drinking water should be a human right. Our idea is to make access easy and reliable. By leveraging spearpoint technology and robust engineering, our connected sustainable micro-factories enable infrastructure solutions and business opportunities for providing perfect drinking water locally, whilst reducing the environmental impact globally. We want to let it flow.”
Mats Lundquist, chief executive at Telenor Connexion, said: “Telenor Connexion is proud to provide global connectivity to Wayout. They are an innovative company that values and prioritize sustainability and is making an impact.”
Kiva Allgood, head of IoT at Ericsson, said: “Our technology can help solve global challenges and accelerate sustainability. Together with Telenor Connexion and Wayout, we are using our global IoT platform to deliver business and societal value and contribute to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.”