February 19, 2020
DAILY BRIEF: A 5G boost, a used car expansion and online grocery shopping
CO-op wants to make online grocery shopping as convenient as ordering takeaway, with help from Digital Goodie.
All the daily Finnish business news that works: TietoEVRY, Kamux and Digital Goodie make headlines.
TietoEVRY boosts 5G networks with a partner, Kamux expands its used car dealership chain in Sweden, and Digital Goodie and CO-op take online grocery shopping to the next level in the UK.
Finland-based digital services and software company TietoEVRY and Israel-based Ethernity Networks are jointly offering an open source concept to accelerate 5G packet processing at the network edge, where high bandwidth and low latency are key. The concept and joint offering tap into the trend of network disaggregation, where service providers look to complement and enhance their 5G networks by deploying open user plane functionality (UPF) in combination with edge connectivity. The open source software also ensures customers are not tied to a single software or hardware and alleviates security concerns by offering more transparency.
Finnish used car dealer Kamux will open a new showroom in Värmdö, Sweden, in early summer 2020. The company has grown rapidly in recent years in Finland, Sweden and Germany, where it currently has a total of 72 showrooms. The used car dealer is also investing in its digital channels to offers its entire range of over 1 000 cars to consumers in the different locations. So far, Kamux has sold more than 240 000 used cars.
Finnish company Digital Goodie and British consumer co-operative CO-op have entered a new phase in their collaboration on CO-op’s online grocery shop and home delivery service. CO-op’s online shop has been running on Digital Goodie’s connected commerce platform since March 2019, and the convenience retailer is now ramping it up with plans to offer same-day deliveries from 650 of its brick-and-mortar shops by the end of 2020. The two partners have also shifted to a headless commerce model, allowing CO-op to take full control of the online user experience independent of Digital Goodie as the platform vendor.
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