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Alcatel-Lucent stimulates market with ‘4G Kit for IoT’

Alcatel-Lucent and Sequans partnered to develop a prototyping platform – ‘4G Kit for IoT’ – launched by Orange.

The solution is powered by Sequans’ LTE chipset incorporated into a three-band M.2 module for LTE bands 3, 7 and 20, supporting Orange’s LTE network.

The venture said the platform aims at developing wirelessly connected objects, based on 4G and Orange’s network.

Through remote computing, storage, and advanced services, developers are expected to make use of cloud services and mobility delivering new IoT solutions.

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Jean-Luc Beylat, President of Bell Labs France, said: "Bringing together operators, infrastructure and device manufacturers, start-ups and ‘tinkerers,’ this project has illustrated Alcatel-Lucent’s engagement in Open Innovation, which will lead the acceleration of IoT devices using 4G technology. "

Georges Karam, CEO of Sequans added: "We are committed to making LTE efficient and cost-effective for IoT and M2M devices, and our IoT-optimized LTE chipsets demonstrate this."

The enterprises said they expect the project to give insights into future cloud and 5G requirements in an IoT environment.


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