Sprint partners with Orange Business to expand M2M to 180 nations

By Telecom
Lead Team:
Mobile major Sprint has tied up with Orange Business
Services to provide Sprint with global machine-to-machine (M2M) connectivity
outside the U.S.


Through the
collaboration, Sprint will expand its M2M reach to include Sprint-branded
global M2M connectivity to 180 countries.


Business Services is delivering its global M2M connectivity service to Sprint
through its International M2M Center (IMC) based in Brussels. Orange Business
Services is an enterprise arm of France Telecom-Orange.


recognizes that its customers compete in the global economy and they expect
their processing, monitoring, diagnostic and distribution applications to work
seamlessly wherever their business takes them,” said Yijing Brentano, vice
president of international wholesale,  Sprint.


collaboration will provide customers with the ability to have a single,
dedicated entity managing global M2M connectivity requirements with local
implementation and local contract negotiation support.


The choice of
Orange by Sprint is a great recognition of our unmatched M2M quality of service
and global footprint. We look forward to extending this to Sprint’s enterprise
customers as they deploy connected applications that require global and
carrier-grade M2M solutions,” said Rodolphe Frugès, vice president, Internet of
Things and M2M, France Telecom-Orange.


In addition,
customers will be able to achieve economy of scale, cost control and faster
project deployment when extending M2M capabilities globally.


Orange will
provide Sprint with integral components to offer a seamless global M2M service,
including a M2M-specific GSM SIM cards for deployment with a variety of M2M


Orange will offer a feature-rich web portal to Sprint customers, which allow
them to order and manage SIM cards.


Recently, Sprint updated its environmental scorecard evaluation criteria for phones and
packaging for device manufacturers and vendors to ensure continuous improvement
of sustainable design considerations across Sprint’s portfolio.


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