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Orange Business Services in IoT deal with Chuango

Chuango will manage the SIMs and connectivity using the Orange Datavenue management platform 

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The agreement provides connectivity for a range of connected security devices
The agreement provides connectivity for a range of connected security devices
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The companies are working on integrating audio transmission in security devices

Number of smart home devices is predicted to more than triple over the next two years

Orange Business Services (OBS) has won a contract to supply its multi-roaming SIM cards to Chinese smart home and security company Chuango Security Technology for use in its Internet of Things (IoT)-enabled devices. Chuango’s products are sold directly to the public and include connected cameras and alarm systems.

 

The three-year deal, which applies to markets in Europe, the US and Canada, will “significantly improve” the user experience and security for Chuango customers, OBS said.

 

Orange’s SIM cards are installed in the devices at the production stage and tested before shipping. As the SIM card can roam onto different networks, resilience can be further increased. Once purchased, the user activates the device on a web portal for installation and then pays a monthly subscription for the connectivity after an introductory period.

 

Previously Chuango’s customers were responsible for procuring their own SIM cards for the device after purchase, or would use a wi-fi network to connect the device. With Orange, the user experience has become more seamless.

 

“We needed a partner who could provide worldwide connectivity for our new range of connected security devices,” said Ken Li, founder and CEO, Chuango. “We worked with Orange Business Services closely to develop our IoT concept and test it in multiple markets. The improved user experience provided by the integrated network will help us reach our ambitious growth targets worldwide.”

 

Chuango will manage the SIMs and connectivity using the Orange Datavenue management platform. The companies are already working together on integrating audio transmission in the security device. For example, this would allow the user to send an SMS to the device to hear what is happening at their home.

 

“Chuango’s connected security devices are a key part of the smart home revolution. It is a rapidly growing market and the number of smart home devices is predicted to more than triple over the next two years to over 1 billion worldwide in 2018,” said Patrick Sim, senior vice president, Orange Business Services Asia-Pacific. “We are pleased to be able to leverage our IoT expertise to support Chuango’s growing global business.”

 

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