The rollout of LTE-M networks is streamlining uptake in the IoT market across the globe
International telcos AT&T, KPN, Swisscom and Orange have joined together to enable roaming across their IoT networks.
LTE-M allows for more efficient energy consumption, reducing the cost of deployment and increasing the battery life of IoT devices.
Orange launched its LTE-M networks earlier this year and already offers services in France and Romania with Belgium, Slovakia, Spain and Poland coming later this year. The GSMA predicts that Europe will see LTE-M coverage extend over the entire continent by the end of 2020.
"Enabling access to roaming on LTE-M for our customers is a clear priority for Orange. We’re proud to be among the first operators to deliver such a roaming capability to our IoT customers and more widely to our partners across this market,” said Didier Lelièvre, director mobile wholesale and interconnection, Orange.
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