Telecom network operator Orange has tied up with chipset major MediaTek to market IoT offerings embedding ready-to-use cellular connectivity.
The announcement was made at the Mobile World Congress (MWC 2016) in Barcelona.
The IoT agreement will address professional developers and manufacturers of IoT devices including consumer electronics products.
Under the IoT Booster Program, industry will see IoT devices with MediaTek chipsets with an Orange SIM Card or Orange SIM Card in partner’s modules. The offering will include the price of connectivity structured for IoT needs. This IoT offer allows developers to accelerate deployment of connected objects onto the cellular network by removing complex arrangements for chipset and connectivity separately.
This collaboration by MediaTek and Orange aims to help electronic manufacturers to bring more connected objects to market. Value added services such as geo-location, device management, data management and other IoT features will be added to the program.
“Now cellular connected devices can be instantly activated like any other connectivity technology, and used practically on a global scale,” said JC Hsu, corporate vice president and general manager of the IoT business unit at MediaTek.
“We want to accelerate the ecosystem and unleash the potential of IoT to connect a myriad of devices,” said Yves Maitre, executive VP for Connected Objects and Partnerships, Orange.