Bouygues Telecom to launch IoT network in June

27 Mar 2015

Following trials conducted in Grenoble in partnership with Semtech, Sagemcom, Eolane, Adeunis and Kerlink, French telecoms operator Bouygues Telecom is planning to launch what it claims to be ‘the first French network for smart devices based on Long Range (LoRa) technology’ in June 2015. The IoT network, which will be launched in Issy-les-Moulineaux and parts of Paris, will utilise Bouygues Telecom’s grid of more than 15,000 sites, with nearly 500 municipalities – including Paris, Marseille, Lyon, Lille, Nice, Rennes, Nantes, Montpellier and Angers – to be covered by the service by year-end. Roussat Olivier, Chairman and CEO of Bouygues Telecom, said: ‘The Internet of Things will transform whole sectors of our economy. With the expertise and Bouygues Telecom infrastructure, we propose a fast national coverage with high quality of service.’

France, Bouygues Telecom