Orange Business Services announced its IoT deal with telematics company Viasat Group for a global IoT roaming service for up to 350,000 SIM cards.
Viasat, headquartered in Italy, will utilize Orange IoT connectivity to provide coverage for services including insurance, fleet, security and safety, and telematics in a number of markets.
Viasat supplies telematics products and services to fleet and insurance industries.
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Orange’s IoT connectivity allows Viasat’s remote telematics boxes to send and receive data, SMS and voice. Orange’s SIM cards are roaming-enabled, which provides global coverage and are reinforced to withstand vibration and high temperatures.
Orange provides an IoT management platform that allows Viasat customers to manage and update their own SIM cards. The portal allows for options, including ordering, suspending and reactivating SIMs, setting alarms on data consumption, and blocking SIM cards. Customers can integrate the platform with their back-end system to provide reports and retrieve billing information.
Orange IoT connectivity will ensure increased safety for the occupants and the vehicles — lowering the average costs of insurance premiums.
“We selected Orange Business Services for IoT connectivity because of their wide coverage, flat rate pricing across the EU and comprehensive international support,” said Massimo Getto, vice president and CFO, Viasat Group.
“Viasat needed multi-roaming capabilities to cover 100 per cent of its markets and an international partner with global reach and support, capable of managing a very high number of SIM cards,” said Helmut Reisinger, executive vice president International, Orange Business Services.
Orange already supports over 10 million active objects across a variety of sectors, including Smart Cities, Healthcare, Automotive and Manufacturing.