China Telecom and Orange Business Services extended their partnership into the IoT space at the launch event of “eSurfing on the Silk Road, IoT with the World” in Shanghai, China.
Multinational customers of China Telecom and Orange can deploy IoT and Machine-to-Machine (M2M) services across each other’s networks.
China Telecom’s enterprise customers with outbound IoT business can deploy their assets and offerings on the Orange networks in Europe and Africa.
Similarly, Orange global enterprise customers can leverage the rapidly growing Chinese market by relying on China Telecom’s IoT network resources and business capabilities.
Both partners propose a global solution to address local IoT connectivity requirements, leveraging eUICC capabilities and the commonly deployed Device Connectivity Platform of Ericsson for a seamless customer experience.
China Telecom and Orange will cooperate both commercially and technically to create new service models that support global IoT opportunities.
Orange will be one of China Telecom’s preferred partners for connectivity in Europe and Africa, while China Telecom will support Orange for connectivity in China.
Deng Xiao Feng, managing director of Global Business Department of China Telecom and Karsten Selle, vice president, Finance & Administration of Orange Mobile Enterprise, were instrumental in announcing the partnership.