Africa will also benefit from Orange Euro LTE-M tech deal
Swedish tracker company C Security Systems has chosen Orange Business Services and the IoT Continuum initiative to accelerate the delivery of its LTE-M trackers in Europe. However, the deal is expected to add value to the South and Southern Africa market as the tracking trend continues to grow.
C Security Systems, headquartered in Stockholm, is an expert in mobile communications and positioning technology. It specialises in tracking devices for boats, pets, and agricultural livestock.
The company was looking to leverage LTE-M (Long Term Evolution for Machines) technology in Europe as it offers carrier-grade security, long battery life, low data needs, and can operate in remote locations.
C Security Systems teams up with Orange Business Services and the IoT Continuum initiative to launch its LTE-M tracker in Europe
The Continuum – involving Orange Sierra Wireless, LACROIX, and STMicroelectronics – was established to scale up and accelerate the digital transformation of industrial markets.
They are working together to simplify and accelerate the mass deployment of IoT in European markets and beyond. By pulling together IoT expertise under a single umbrella, IoT Continuum is looking to support international businesses to speed up the deployment and industrialisation of Massive IoT over LTE (including Cat M and Cat 1) and 5G.
C Security Systems was impressed with Orange and IoT Continuum’s expertise in the field of IoT, especially their ability to offer a seamless, secure end-to-end solution for its tracking technology with extended battery life. In this business case, as part of the IoT Continuum, Sierra Wireless is collaborating with Orange on C Security Systems’ Spara project.
All the LTE-M modules used in the trackers have been tested in Orange’s laboratory and come accredited to work on an LTE-M network, providing added value for C Security Systems and its Spara brand. This is a crucial differentiator for C Security Systems in the European marketplace, providing customer awareness to an invisible tracker component.
Keith Matthews, Country Manager for South Africa, Orange Business Services, said, “In South and Southern Africa, the trend for tracking continues on its upward trajectory, and LTE-M technology would be preferable to implement in this market owing to its simplicity and efficiency. While this announcement is specifically for the European market, the application of this would be highly beneficial to businesses here and our market would also provide a unique testing environment.”