4 May 2018, Belgium. - AllThingsTalk and Orange Belgium today announced the partnership to promote the use of Orange’s Narrowband Internet of Things (NB-IoT) and future LTE-M networks.
AllThingsTalk creates an IoT Product Platform-as-a-Service to enable business innovators and developers to build groundbreaking Internet of Things products. Orange is a leading provider of global IT and telecommunication services to multinational companies, under the brand Orange Business Services.
The narrowband technology provides significantly improved network coverage for Internet of Things communications, supports deeper coverage, a large number of connections, while lowering power consumption. It is viewed by the industry as the most appropriate solution for enterprise applications in a range of different areas, from utility meters, sensor monitoring to asset-tracking.
Both Orange and AllThingsTalk believe creative innovation is often initiated by individuals or smaller groups looking for tools to quickly materialise their ideas.
Therefore AllThingsTalk & Orange Belgium market the so-called NB-IoT Rapid Development Kits in combination with the Orange Mobile IoT network and the Orange IoT Maker application to manage and organise access to collected data. This combined offer enables innovators to quickly discover the power of the IoT technologies and start prototyping. Orange’s new IoT technologies cover close to 100% of the Belgian territory making it possible for companies to start putting the first IoT solutions in place.
https://www.i-scoop.eu/orange-lte-m-nb-iot-belgium/"Orange Belgium has nationwide LTE-M and NB-IoT coverage with an IoT platform and IoT starter kit for businesses by AllThingsTalk, making Belgium the exception in the Orange wireless IoT strategy."
Tom Casaer, CEO of AllThingsTalk, commented: “At AllThingsTalk we’re making Internet of Things ideas happen which will positively impact society and business. We are strongly committed to continuously develop and improve our technology in partnership with other key players in the emerging industry of Internet of Things. Our market development effort with Orange is aimed to offer a better experience to integrate IoT devices, the Orange’s Mobile IoT network and data. I am happy to see we have succeeded and I am convinced it will benefit the tens-of-thousands members of the community of users of both our companies.”
AllThingsTalk markets a scalable IoT Product platform as-a-service which can be used as an agile, rapid prototyping environment, as well as for full-service roll-out of connected products. It is called AllThingsTalk Cloud.
AllThingsTalk Cloud enables you to focus on the business logic of your IoT Application. It lets you connect your devices over a variety of networks and seamlessly manages your devices and users, organising access and usage of the collected data. AllThingsTalk Cloud is offered as Platform-as-a-Service both under the AllThingsTalk brand as well as privately labelled.
Orange is one of the world’s leading telecommunications operators with sales of 41 billion euros in 2017 and 150,000 employees worldwide at 31 March 2018, including 91,000 employees in France. The Group has a total customer base of 263 million customers worldwide at 31 March 2018, including 202 million mobile customers and 20 million fixed broadband customers. The Group is present in 28 countries. Orange is also a leading provider of global IT and telecommunication services to multinational companies, under the brand Orange Business Services. In March 2015, the Group presented its new strategic plan “Essentials2020” which places customer experience at the heart of its strategy with the aim of allowing them to benefit fully from the digital universe and the power of its new generation networks.