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    Bouygues claims to offer France’s first complete cellular IoT portfolio


    The French operator’s IoT unit, Objenious, already offers IoT data services over 2G, 3G, 4G, 5G and LTE-M, plus a LoRa network.

    Bouygues Telecom has announced [in French] the launch of a NB-IoT network by its IoT arm, Objenious. This rounds out its cellular IoT portfolio which already offers services over 2G, 3G, 4G, 5G (NB-IoT is supported by 5G Standalone) and LTE-M, plus its LoRa network. 

    Swiss Army knife

    Bernardo Cabrera, Director of the Objenious, said, “If the LTE-M is a real Swiss army knife of loT, responding to a large use case, the NB-loT is a particularly sharp blade.
     “Indeed, with a more economical cost per module and very good energy performance, NB-loT is already establishing itself in the world.”

    NB-loT has already been adopted in 63 countries around the world, and is most popular in AsiaGlobalData predicts cellular IoT subscriptions will have a steady rather than spectacular compound annual growth rate of 12-16% over the next five years, with IoT subscriptions in Europe being one of the main growth engines from 2021-2026.

    According to Bouygues, NB-IoT opens up a range of possibilities for smart city applications, like management of water, waste and lighting, and for smart buildings, such as managing energy efficiency and industrial assets.

    Bouygues Telecom’s NB-loT network covers more than 1,000 municipalities and plans national coverage by 2022.

    Objenious said it expects LTE-M and NB-loT will represent 50% of new connections by 2024.