Orange Labs has been evaluating several Low Power Wide Area technologies in 2014 to improve Internet of Things connectivity. We deployed beginning 2015 a LoRaWan network covering the Grenoble City and its surroundings. The solution deployed included a connection to the Orange Data Management Plateform called Datavenue. It was used to understand the technical aspect of LoRa Networks and as a tool to develop an ecosystem around LoRa. More than 100 enterprises signed the MoU and most of them came with specific LPWA use cases around sensors, actuators and trackers connected to this Smart City.
Orange constantly evaluates new LPWA deployment strategies. Can you give us an update on what Orange is doing in this space?