Proptivity selects atNorth as data center provider to deliver its predictable and sustainable high performance indoor 5G networks in Sweden

December 14, 2022

Press release from atNorth

atNorth, the leading pan-Nordic co-location, computing and artificial intelligence service provider, has announced that Proptivity, a market leading indoor 5G network provider in the Nordics and Baltics, has selected atNorth’s state-of-the-art sustainable and future proofed data center facility in Kista as its Swedish data center provider.

Proptivity is a supplier of multi-operator networks dedicated to delivering the best possible indoor performance. All operators in the Swedish market are connected to the same network to ensure that mobile users, regardless of their operator, have access to the best high performance indoor 5G services – what Proptivity calls Gigabit 5G.

Proptivity offers multi-operator Gigabit 5G networks to real estate owners in Nordics & Baltics. These networks deliver market leading Gigabit performance in terms of speed, with short latency and very high capacity. The indoor networks also extremely reliable, with predictable coverage everywhere in the whole building, including places like garages and elevators where connectivity can often drop.

Real Estate owners have long faced the problem that whilst 80% of mobile traffic is consumed indoors, the majority of mobile base stations delivering capacity are located outside the building, resulting in poorer indoor mobile performance. Demand for true 5G with gigabit speeds will be near impossible to deliver indoors without building dedicated indoor networks.

Mikael Lundman, Proptivity CEO commented: ​Owners of commercial real estate want to be able to deliver the best possible digital infrastructure and 5G is considered a critical part of this. Gigabit 5G capabilities in the building will enable a digital innovation platform that will offer opportunities like energy optimization, security, and workplace efficiency for the building facilities and tenants. atNorth’s commitment to sustainability, including its focus on implementing initiatives like heat recovery to contribute to the circular economy, was essential for our selection of atNorth. Its ability to reuse generated heat for Stockholm residents as well as its innovative use of northern hemisphere air to cool down their facility has proven to create great energy savings as compared to traditional centers is also an extremely important factor for us. Working with atNorth aligns to our goal to build a more energy efficient and environmentally sustainable future together with the real estate owners.”

Proptivity’s market leading, shared infrastructure solution will enable a more sustainable world by reducing energy and resource consumption by more than 50% compared to traditional in-building solutions. atNorth builds data centers in the Nordics, strategically located where the rate of renewable energy is at its highest and regions can cater for the best energy efficiency. Its sites are built from the ground up to ensure energy use is minimized across every campus, with natural air-cooling systems that harnesses the cool climate to ensure optimal temperature and humidity levels at all facilities.

Duke Aschan, Sales Director of atNorth Sweden commented: ​Property owners and tenants need secure and fast connectivity indoors, especially with data consumption growing at an explosive rate. Proptivity not only enable a best-in-class telco-grade service that delivers Gigabit performance, low latency, high reliability, and security but the company is forging a path to a more sustainable future for mobile indoor networks. Sustainable IT is at the heart of our business, and we are very excited to support Proptivity to provide high-performance coverage with a secure, always-on connection. Environmental sustainability begins at the base, and Proptivity capitalizes on our high-performance, energy efficiency, and sustainable colocation infrastructure.”

About atNorth

atNorth is a leading Pan-Nordic data center services company that offers sustainable, cost-effective, and scalable colocation and high-performance computing services across Iceland and Sweden. The company operates three data centers in strategic locations across the Nordics, with a fourth location under construction in northern Iceland.

With sustainability at its core, atNorth’s data centers run on 100% renewable energy resources and support circular economy principles. All atNorth sites leverage innovative design, power efficiency, and intelligent operations to provide long-term infrastructure and flexible colocation deployments. The tailor-made solutions enable businesses to calculate, simulate, train and visualize data workloads in an efficient, cost-optimized way.

atNorth is headquartered in Reykjavik, Iceland and is trusted by industry-leading organizations to operate their most critical workloads. The business was founded in 2009 and acquired by Partners Group in 2022. For more information, visit atNorth​.com or follow atNorth on LinkedInFacebook, or Twitter.

About Proptivity

Proptivity is created to enable the best indoor 5G service in Nordics and Baltics. The solution is created to meet the demands of real estate owners. These demands can be summarized with a predictable high performance open mobile network in a sustainable way. We call this Gigabit 5G, to set the bar on what good looks like. Research shows that most of 5G traffic is consumed indoors but mostly covered from outdoors, without possibility to meet the demands of real estate owners.​Using Proptivity’s Gigabit 5G, real estate owners and operators are empowered to deliver high performance 5G for their customers when indoors in a sustainable way.


Press Contacts:

Laura Cameron / Natalie Palfreman

Kite Hill PR for atNorth

+44 (07740 948 378

laura@​kitehillpr.​com / natalie@​kitehilllpr.​com

Originally published on 13 December.

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