Orange expands IoT network to 4,000 towns

Orange for mobile phone usersTelecom operator Orange said its Internet of Things (IoT) network based on LoRa technology now covers close to 4,000 towns and industrial sites — offering quality connectivity inside buildings and below ground.

Orange, targeting its enterprise customers, is investing in LoRa based network for reaching national coverage by the end of 2017.

Orange is preparing to test the interconnection of its LoRa network with an European operator by December in the framework of the LoRa Alliance and work on the roaming standards on LoRaWAN networks.

Orange Business Services’ more than 100 customers have selected LoRaWAN connectivity solution in business sectors such as intelligent communities, smart homes, health,  industry and agriculture, for smart buildings, connected parking garages, patient home monitoring, the supply chain and geolocation.

Orange Business offers a selection of objects such as connected objects, modems, gateways, starter kits, modules, etc. LoRa Explorer Kit can be used to prototype LoRaWAN connected objects and test projects and services on Orange LoRa network in France. There will be 75 objects in the IoT Device Catalogue by the end of June.