Orange Business is rated "Very Strong" in GlobalData Product Assessment Report - Global Industrial IoT Services
Date: 04 June 2020
Analyst: John Marcus
According to this report, "Orange Business is very strong in the IoT services market, having steadily built the business from basic M2M connectivity to now including end-to-end solutions that span many network types, horizontal and vertical applications, advanced data analytics, and deep professional expertise in support of development, integration and operation of IoT deployments. Key benefits include its own IoT service delivery and application enablement platforms; widespread network coverage across fixed, cellular, and local access technologies; and the ability to serve MNCs internationally and SME and national enterprises locally through Orange operating companies. These strengths give it the flexibility to deliver IoT solutions in a variety of business models, whether connectivity only is required, or rather if a business requires an end-to-end solution."
EVP Smart Mobility Services, Orange Business
"We are very pleased to be positioned once again as 'Very Strong' in the GlobalData: Global Industrial IoT Services Product Assessment Report. This recognizes our capabilities to offer a comprehensive end-to-end IoT approach, combining our best-in-class connectivity portfolio together with solutions we have built in our key IoT Verticals with help of our partners. We are particularly proud that GlobalData acknowledges our achievement in our vertical approach, which is evidenced in the testament below":
Orange recognized early on that a vertical approach is necessary to truly deliver solutions that are fit for purpose. It is now targeting three key “verticals” – connected cars and products, smart cities and buildings, and Industry 4.0. In the highly demanding automotive sector, it has found that its strict compliance to eUICC standards has helped it win big in connected car. In smart cities (and smart buildings), a strong portfolio of customized and product/service offerings and an ability to meet stringent IT requirements of public sector jurisdictions has resulted in 100 contracts, both large and small. In Industry 4.0, Orange is finding traction in applications for the mobile workforce, including field personnel, in predictive maintenance, and in connecting OT systems.
Very Strong and Above Product Class Average in Overall, Value Services, Vertical Markets, Application Development, Partnerships and Connectivity
- Comprehensive portfolio: Orange offers a comprehensive set of building blocks for IoT, with connectivity management, object integration, data and app platforms, partner solutions and professional services. Partnerships with Microsoft and Siemens fleshed out application development options, while the acquisition of Business and Decision expanded data correlation and analytics
- Technical resources: Orange has a growing set of app developers (400), analytics experts, R&D engineers and regional resources, with over 2,000 employees dedicated to IoT and data analysis (of whom, 750 are identified as IoT experts in design, development and integration). In addition, Live Objects is a platform allowing businesses to design and implement IoT projects by connecting objects and machines, extracting data from connected objects, presenting the data and transforming it into relevant information
- Wide-ranging connectivity: Orange has a mobile network in 29 countries, global MPLS connectivity, 500+ roaming agreements, Wi-Fi, satellite, radio/mesh networks and a LoRa network in France covering 95% of the population. It has both LTE-M and NB-IoT in Belgium, with LTE-M in six countries. It has been further extending its LTE-M deployments in Europe, U.S. and Japan and will launch 5G in 2020
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