Bouygues Telecom Announces June Launch of France’s First “Internet-of-Things” Network Based on LoRa™ Technology

Following trials in Grenoble, Bouygues Telecom has announced the launch this coming June of France’s first network dedicated to communicating objects based on LoRa technology. As a founding member of the LoRa alliance announced at the CES 2015 trade show, Bouygues Telecom is the first French operator to proceed with a commercial roll out of this technology, now recognized worldwide as the most advanced for the Internet of Things.

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Bouygues Telecom announced the launch date of France’s first IoT network, based on LoRa™ technology, in close collaboration with Semtech.

The IoT network, to be opened as early as June in Issy-les-Moulineaux and a part of Paris, will use the “high points” of the Bouygues Telecom network that boasts more than 15,000 sites. From the end of the year, around 500 towns and cities will be covered by this IoT network, including Paris, Marseille, Lyon, Lille, Nice, Rennes, Nantes, Montpellier and Angers.

“The pilot scheme carried out with Bouygues Telecom is a world first that has enabled us to improve LoRa protocols further. Its long-standing involvement in the development of our technology and its ceaseless work to improve it within the LoRa Alliance has made Bouygues Telecom one of the world’s leading experts in IoT technology. We are now impatient to rise to the challenges of its future customers within the framework of their network roll-out,” said Alain Dantec, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Semtech.

  • To read the full press release in English, click here.
  • To read the original press release in French, click here. 

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