Orange Business Services has been positioned in the Leaders quadrant of the first edition of the GartnerMagic Quadrant for Managed Machine-to-Machine Services. The report evaluated 13 managed machine-to-machine (M2M) service providers, who collectively manage over 70m cellular M2M connections.
According to Gartner: “Although M2M connectivity spans cellular networks, fixed-network services, sensor networks and Wi-Fi mesh services, this first managed M2M services Magic Quadrant focuses on cellular connectivity and related value-added services, such as consulting, M2M device engineering, M2M application development and integration, software hosting, and related system management.”
Combining operator and integrator
As both a communications service provider (CSP) and integrator, Orange Business Services orchestrates, operates and optimises complete M2M and Internet of Things (IoT) solutions. This combines consulting, the Intelligent Apps Enabler M2M platform, device management, global support and connectivity. Available access networks include cellular, fixed and satellite, along with alternative technologies, including Wi-Fi mesh and radio networks.
Orange Business Services employs more than 500 M2M and IoT specialists around the world with dedicated expertise in innovation, integration and vertical markets, such as transport, smart cities and health. This approach has yielded market-leading solutions, such Fleet Performance, which is used in more than 60,000 vehicles to-date.
To offer a complete perspective, Orange also combines M2M capabilities with customer experience and big data skills in its Orange Applications for Business (OAB) entity.
Béatrice Felder, CEO, Orange Applications for Business commented, “We see M2M and the Internet of Things as key drivers for digital transformation. The interactions between products and machines can increase enterprise efficiency and create new business opportunities. Orange Business Services helps global customers across a range of industries take advantage of M2M to create service differentiation, track assets and monitor operations.”