Deploying the IoT on a massive scale cannot be done through a one-size-fits-all approach. As such, Orange offers a wide range of IoT networks to its partners, including cellular and IP connectivity, to make sure they have the right solution for the diverse needs of their projects.
They include low-power & wide area (LPWA) connectivity for extensive, non-critical coverage, and real-time cellular connectivity, some with dedicated IoT standards, for population and/or mobile coverage in real-time. You can combine several of these networks, including with short range solutions like Bluetooth® or WiFi.
Did you know? LoRa connectivity can be used in combination with other network techs for hybrid use cases, for instance to transmit readings through LoRa but download firmware updates to trackers via LTE-M.
Cellular connectivity is ideal for devices that need wide network coverage to transmit data on a frequent basis and/or in real-time. It is the solution of choice for machine-to-machine (M2M) interactions between devices equipped with SIM cards.
We are constantly upgrading our cellular networks to best meet the needs of the IoT ecosystem. Cat-1 compatibility on our 4G networks is an essential step in supporting high-speed mobility use cases.
LTE-M is an evolution of 4G LTE, standardized by the 3GPP to support new IoT use cases as part of the GSMA Mobile IoT Initiative. Orange is currently upgrading its 4G network to progressively deploy LTE-M connectivity across the European footprint.
The Orange Open IoT Lab is one of the ways Orange supports the development of LTE-M across its cellular networks to facilitate the creation of new services – and we are looking for partners!