Sierra Wireless partners with Orange Wholesale to boost IoT coverage
Sierra Wireless had initially entered an IoT partnership with Orange Wholesale France in 2021
IoT specialist Sierra Wireless announced a news partnership with Orange Wholesale France, with the aim of expanding its access to global networks and connectivity coverage across Europe.
Sierra Wireless had initially entered a partnership with Orange Wholesale France in 2021 to enhance connectivity to its IoT customers. Since then, it has reinforced its Smart Connectivity services pan European coverage on its one Global SIM, made available in multiple form factors as well as through the eSIM enabled Ready-to-Connect modules.
“Our Smart Connectivity service offers resilient coverage, maximizes uptime, and provides seamless expansion into new markets with access to over 600 partner networks in over 190 countries,” said Phil Brace, president and CEO ofSierra Wireless. “This partnership with Orange not only expands our Pan EU footprint, but also extends global access to the best networks in terms of speed, coverage, and a wide range of radio access technologies including LPWA.”
The IoT specialist noted that having access to a wide range of radio technologies including LPWA and LTE allows customers with the new offer to enable a variety of use cases regardless of data usage: from low to mid-range in the payment and vending and EV charging segments, to high LTE usage for streaming video and surveillance, all on one global SIM.
“Together, we help our customers to deliver world-class innovative and resilient IoT solutions for applications with global coverage and high performance,” said Bénédicte Javelot, Orange Wholesale France CEO.
In March, Sierra Wireless had announced an expanded agreement with U.S. carrier T-Mobile, with the aim of boosting its global Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) connectivity offering via its Smart Connectivity service.
Sierra Wireless said that the partnership enables customers in the United States to access T-Mobile US’ multi-band 5G connectivity, as well as 4G LTE ultra-high data offers for fixed applications that require high throughput and low latency such as commercial security/video surveillance, telehealth services, digital vending, signage and others.
Sierra Wireless’ Smart Connectivity service offers access to over 600 partner networks in over 190 countries.
All Sierra Wireless devices and IoT Connectivity services are managed through the AirVantage platform, which provides a unified view and full API access and integration capabilities for all global deployments and subscriptions.
Sierra Wireless noted that the main features of 5G, such as higher data speeds, lower latency, and higher device capacity are set to transform the IoT market, enabling OEMs, advanced electronic, and other industrial companies to support enhanced mobile broadband, ultra-reliable communication and massive machine-type communication use cases.