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Objenious becomes the 1st French player to offer all cellular IoT technologies with the launch of the NB-IoT network

29 November 2021
Paris, 23 November 2021 – Objenious, a Bouygues Telecom brand dedicated to the Internet of Things, announces the launch of its NB-IoT network, featuring a low-consumption cellular IoT technology with a promising future. It confirms its multi-technology cellular IoT strategy and its leadership by establishing itself as the only French player now to offer all new cellular IoT technologies: 2G, 3G, 4G, 5G, LTE-M, NB-IoT.

In a context of strong changes, many companies want to achieve decarbonization objectives and accelerate their digitalization. Combining high energy efficiency and real coverage performance inside buildings, NB-IoT makes it possible to meet such challenges.

This low consumption network, dedicated to the sending of short messages, makes it possible to enhance the longevity and autonomy performances of the objects and thus to reduce the cost. The advantages of this technology open a range of possibilities in terms of uses and specifically meet the requirements of the Smart City (management of water, waste, lighting), Smart Building, energy efficiency management, and industrial asset tracking.

With technical commitments that are both different and complementary to LTE-M, NB-IoT is already adopted in 63 countries around the world, particularly in Asia. This technology is supported by 5G SA (Stand Alone).

In France, Bouygues Telecom’s NB-IoT network already covers more than 1,000 municipalities. Objenious anticipates that LTE-M and NB-IoT will represent 50% of new connections by 2024, by focusing on a rapid pace of deployment to achieve the goal of national coverage by 2022.

“If LTE-M is a veritable Swiss-army knife of the IoT responding to a broad range of use cases; NB-IoT is a particularly sharp blade” explained Bernardo Cabrera, Director of Objenious.Indeed, with a more economical module cost and a very good energy performance, NB-IoT is already establishing itself around the world.”


A complementary offer, to become the 1st neutral, multi-technological French IoT operator.


All IoT technologies


Objenious now offers all cellular IoT technologies, which make it the leading neutral, multi-technological operator. Thanks to the complementarity of the networks offered, customers can now make all their projects a reality. Accompanied by the Objenious team of experts, they are thus able to make informed technological choices, considering the business requirements related to latency, throughput, energy savings, connection performance inside buildings, or the types of services provided.

At Objenious, we are convinced that the technology should adapt to the use, and not the other way around. That’s why it was essential for us to jointly announce the launch of NB-IoT and that of LTE-M.” explained Bernardo Cabrera.