During the Viva Technology show, Orange announces:
- the continued deployment of the very low-power Orange network dedicated to the Internet of Things based on LoRa® technology, with the objective of national coverage of metropolitan France by the end of the year
- the first test of the LoRa Alliance™ standardized roaming that will supplement Orange’s deployment capabilities of a LoRaWAN™ end to end solution internationally
- more than 100 enterprise customers have chosen LoRaWAN™ connectivity with the Datavenue offer from Orange Business
The Orange network based on LoRa® technology now covers close to 4,000 towns and industrial sites with quality connectivity inside buildings and below ground. Orange deploys its network where it counts for its enterprise customers and will continue the deployment, adapting to their needs, with the aim of reaching national coverage by the end of 2017.
Orange is also preparing to test the interconnection of its LoRa® network with that of another European operator by December in the framework of the LoRa Alliance™ and work on the roaming standards on LoRaWAN™ networks. The roaming standard will supplement Orange Business’ international end to end solution for a focused coverage in towns, harbours or industrial sites , that has been announced at the Mobile World Congress in February 2017.
More than 100 customers of Orange Business have already chosen the LoRaWAN™ connectivity solution in various business sectors, intelligent communities, smart homes, health, industry and agriculture, for uses as varied as smart buildings, connected parking garages, patient home monitoring, the supply chain and geolocation.
To support businesses in their IoT projects from end to end in France and abroad, Orange Business offers them a selection of objects (connected objects, modems, gateways, starter kits, modules) which have been tested and certified by the operator. One of them is the LoRa® Explorer Kit, a full development kit to prototype LoRaWAN™ connected objects and test projects and services on the Orange LoRa® network in France. The IoT Device Catalogue is regularly being enriched and will include 75 objects by the end of June.
Round-table discussion on the Internet of Things and open innovation at Viva Technology on June 16th
Patrice Slupowski, Vice President of Orange Digital Innovation, Johan Pauvert, CEO of Microchip, and Luc Jarry, Information Officer of NeXXtep Technologies, will take the floor on this subject during a round-table discussion to take place at the Orange booth at Viva Technology, Paris Porte de Versailles, June 16th from 12:00 to 12:45 pm.
About the LoRa® Explorer kit