COVID-19 Reshaping Mobility – Telia and Ramboll to Start Cooperation on Utilising Mobile Network Data in Transport and Urban Planning

7 January 2021
COVID-19 has had a disruptive impact on mobility which affects the future of transport and urban planning. This change increases the need for reliable information on the movements of people. Telia and Ramboll joined forces to start a significant cooperation on using Telia’s Crowd Insights tool.


 Markku Kivari

Markku Kivari

Regional Director, Smart Mobility Finland
T: +358 (40) 5271277

Telia’s location data service has provided anonymised information on the movements of the masses to support authorities’ decision-making during the pandemic. This newly signed agreement with Ramboll aims at a wide utilization of mobility data in transport, urban planning and tourism development projects implemented by public administrations and companies. Telia and Ramboll have been cooperating before in various regional and tourism development projects in Finland.

“The effects of a change in mobility behaviour on transport planning, urban development and tourism are significant and, in many ways, permanent. With our Crowd Insights service, we are able to provide valuable information about crowd movements for different needs. The COVID-19 crisis has shown the importance of fast and reliable data to support decision-making”, Senior Business Manager Tapio Levä, Telia Finland, says.

”Location data enables us to observe and take changes in the society and in the movement of people into account in a timely manner, also amidst extraordinary circumstances such as the current Covid-19 pandemic. We can now produce source information for transport and urban planning faster and more cost-efficiently. The data is well suited for the assessment of regional and inter-city transport development projects, for example. Further, we are better equipped to even more client-centric service and product development,” Director Markku Kivari, Smart Mobility, Ramboll Finland, says. 

The cooperation starts in Finland and is planned to expand to both companies operating area in the Nordic countries.

Anonymized Information on the Movements of the Masses

Telia Crowd Insights is based on mobile network data from Telia’s network. All data is anonymised and aggregated automatically before use to protect personal privacy and can never be traced back to an individual. The only thing analysed is movement patterns for groups, disconnected from individual and person.


For more information, please contact:

Markku Kivari, Ramboll Finland, tel. +358 40 5271277,

Tapio Levä, Telia Finland, puh. 040 302 3845,

Ramboll is a leading engineering, design and consultancy company founded in Denmark in 1945. The company employs 16,500 experts globally and has especially strong representation in the Nordics, UK, North America, Continental Europe, Middle East and Asia-Pacific. With 300 offices in 35 countries, Ramboll combines local experience with a global knowledgebase constantly striving to achieve inspiring and exacting solutions that make a genuine difference to our clients, the end-users, and society at large. Ramboll works across the following markets: Buildings, Transport, Planning & Urban Design, Water, Environment & Health, Energy and Management Consulting. More information available

In recent years, Telia has grown from a traditional telecommunications operator to a modern technology and media company offering a wide range of telecommunications, IT and digital services to its millions of consumer and business customers. Telia has 4,000 employees and 4.3 million subscription customers in Finland. We invest each year about EUR 200 million in connections in Finland.  

Telia Finland is part of Telia Company, which operates mainly in the Nordic and Baltic countries. The company's turnover in 2019 was EUR 9.8 billion. The company is committed to being CO2 neutral and waste-free throughout its value chain from suppliers to customers by 2030.

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