Proximus tests Internet Of Things roaming with Objenious, affiliate of Bouygues Telecom, on LoRaWan network

Proximus tests Internet Of Things roaming with Objenious, affiliate of Bouygues Telecom, on LoRaWan network

Proximus and Objenious enter into a roaming agreement for the establishment of International Roaming services between their Long Range Wide Area Network. This allows a roaming customer provided with services in Belgium and Luxembourg to also gain access to the Long Range Wide Area Network services Operator in France and vice versa using OTAA (over the air activation) devices.
This roaming agreement between both companies is aiming to shortly start a Proof Of Concept between both companies. If the test is positive, it could lead to a longer term LoRAWAN agreement.Thanks to its national coverage and high network availability, Proximus and Objenious allow business companies to extend their services beyond their national territory where they have connectivity requirements from their business clients, for example in the transportation & logistics and utilities sectors.

Alex Lorette, Director Telecom Solutions, Enterprise Business Unit, Proximus: Our LPWAN roaming agreement will establish a larger connected geographical area as we remove frontiers between the Lora leading countries. We commit to build a seamless cross boarder experience that will enhance the mobility solutions of our customers and their connected devices.  After our head-start in deploying a nationwide LPWAN coverage we are pleased to partner with “Objenious” and unlock the next wave of IoT in Europe.”

Stéphane Allaire, CEO d’Objenious :
“Dans la continuité de notre politique d’accord de roaming déjà engagée avec les Etats-Unis et l’Allemagne, nous sommes heureux d’annoncer un nouvel accord avec Proximus. Membre de l’Alliance et leader des réseaux LoRaWAN sur leur territoire, il était évident pour Objenious de s’associer avec Proximus afin d’offrir à nos clients le meilleur service.” Adding roaming connectivity between both companies shows Proximus and Objenious continue to deliver on their strategy in managed IoT services. The IoT is transforming businesses in every sector and supports more customers in taking advantage of this technology when they are in a roaming situation.

About Proximus:
Jan Margot : +32 2 202 85 01 / +32 475 58 50 37
Haroun Fenaux : +32 2 202 48 67 / +32 476 60 03 33

Objenious:
Emmanuelle Bilé : Emmanuelle.bile@text100.fr - 06 66 41 49 29
Roxanne Goyer : Roxanne.goyer@text100.fr - 06 26 54 63 04

About Proximus
Proximus (Euronext Brussels: PROX) is the leading provider of telephony, Internet, television and network-based ICT services in Belgium through its Proximus and Scarlet brands. Proximus’ aim is to deliver the best customer experience and to simplify the customer journey by offering accessible and easy-to-use solutions to the residential, enterprise and public markets. Through advanced, interconnected fixed and mobile networks, Proximus offers its customers access to digital services and data anytime, anyplace. It also offers a wide range of multimedia content. Proximus is active in Luxembourg through its subsidiaries Telindus Luxembourg and Tango, and in the Netherlands through Telindus Netherlands. Its subsidiary BICS offers best-in-class international wholesale solutions for voice and mobile data service providers worldwide. At the end of 2015, Proximus had around 14,000 employees and generated an underlying revenue of EUR 5,994 million.
More information: www.proximus.com and www.proximus.be.

About Objenious
The Internet of Things (IoT) is a new industrial revolution that impacts all businesses. Objenious, a Bouygues Telecom subsidiary, has selected LoRaWAN® technology, a global standard, in order to provide the best support to these businesses through every step of their transformation. Objenious also provides a network, an IoT platform called SPOT (stands for Smart Portal of Things) and tailored services to meet businesses needs. As member of the LoRa Alliance, Objenious is reinforcing its international strategy development through this partnership. This agreement is to be one among a series that covers all stakeholders who have chosen or are willing to choose LoRa technology. More information: www.objenious.com