Oslo, 06 January 2023 – Xplora Technologies, Europe’s leading smartwatch company for kids, today announced a collaboration agreement with Elisa Oyj in Finland.
The agreement marks another step to drive growth in the Finnish market and showcases the strong value proposition provided by Xplora’s industry leading product offering. Xplora extends its distribution capacity in the Nordics through the collaboration agreement with Elisa Oyj (‘Elisa’) in Finland.
Elisa will market and sell Xplora’s industry leading and recently award-winning XGO3 and X6Play smartwatches across Finland. “Over the course of 2022, Elisa has experienced tremendous growth in the demand for children’s wearable phones. Wearable phones enable children to stay in touch with their loved ones while not exposing children to all content available on the internet.
- We are pleased to continue efforts in increasing parents’ awareness and to deliver high quality solutions in this segment together with leading companies like Xplora”, Elisa’s Laura Puusaari, Director of Smart Living Business, comments.
Xplora has in recent years successfully built a strong market presence for kids’ smartwatches in Finland as a mobile service provider through own webstores and a growing number of retail partners. Xplora has reached 7% Nordic penetration with more than 150,000 subscribers in the target market of children aged 4-10 with Xplora Connect and is widening its reach and strengthening its brand and market position through telco distribution agreements.
- We are proud to team up with Elisa in Finland. Finland is an important and growing market for Xplora showing great potential. The introduction of our smartwatches in the Finnish market through Elisa’s wide distribution network is another great win for us, and the partnership showcases the strong value proposition of Xplora’s offering, says Sten Kirkbak, CEO of Xplora Technologies.
For further information please contact:
Sten Kirkbak, CEO
+47 9220 3710
Mikael Clement, CFO
+47 9900 8000
Elisa’s Communications: firstname.lastname@example.org, phone +358 50 305 1605
About Xplora Technologies AS: Xplora is a platform and services company and an industry leader in the market for children’s smartwatches. Xplora was founded to give children a safe onboarding to the digital life and a better balance between screen time and physical activity. Xplora’s vision is to enable children around the world to experience how their everyday activities can create value and make a positive change to the world. The company is headquartered in Norway with operations in leading European markets. Xplora is listed on Euronext Growth under the ticker symbol XPLRA.
About Elisa Oyj: Elisa’s mission is a sustainable future through digitalisation. We are a pioneer in telecommunications and digital services, and in 5G. We provide sustainable solutions for over 2.8 million consumer, corporate and public administration customers in our core markets of Finland and Estonia, as well as in over 100 countries internationally. In Finland, Elisa is a market leader in telecommunications, and our international cooperation partners include e.g. Vodafone and Tele2. Elisa is listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki. In 2021, our revenue was EUR 2 billion and we employed 5,300 people in more than 20 countries. Elisa is a carbon-neutral company. elisa.com