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Consortium formed to accelerate mass deployment of IoT in Europe

29 June 2021

Orange, Sierra Wireless, LaCroix and ST Microelectronics have formed the IoT Continuum, a consortium aimed at accelerating the mass deployment of the internet of things (IoT) in Europe and beyond.

The consortium will bring together IoT partners in hardware, connectivity, software, design and manufacturing under one roof to support international businesses for mass deployment and industrialization of massive IoT over LTE and 5G.

The IoT Continuum will:

  • Provide any business with a set of components and solutions validated on the Orange network.
  • Reduce the development time, cost of business and complexity for IoT use cases.
  • Provide guidance to ease the process to scale IoT deployments.

The IoT Continuum’s aim is to increase confidence by bolstering the IoT ecosystem in Europe and beyond. The partners will promote eSIM and 5G technologies to drive massive IoT. This will enable new business models to accelerate the potential of IoT technology in areas of critical growth in smart buildings, automotive, health, smart cities and smart industries.

“We joined forces and created the IoT Continuum to streamline the management of cellular IoT projects in Europe and beyond,” said Philippe Lucas, executive VP of innovation devices and partnerships at Orange. “By combining our various expertise and knowledge of the IoT industry, we create a joint and unique offering to meet market demand and bring customers to more successful at scale IoT deployments on cellular networks, furthering the digital transformation of international businesses, no matter their vertical.”

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