Sprint has tapped Orange Business Services for global M2M capabilities for its corporate customers. The deal will allow Sprint’s M2M services to reach 180 countries under its own brand.
“We look forward to working with Orange Business Services as a vital partner as we equip U.S. business customers with a strong global M2M capability and help them reduce complexity by working with a single support team,” said Yijing Brentano, vice president of international wholesale – Sprint. “Sprint recognizes that its customers compete in the global economy and they expect their processing, monitoring, diagnostic and distribution applications to work seamlessly wherever their business takes them. Thanks to Orange’s extensive and proven global network, we will provide our customers with seamless, global M2M solutions with the highest standard in quality of service.”
Orange Business Services is delivering its global M2M connectivity service to Sprint through its International M2M Center (IMC) based in Brussels. The centre is backed by 200+ M2M experts with expertise in consulting, design, innovation, integration, project management and service management along with extensive knowledge of the M2M ecosystem. Orange’s global network provides IP access in 220 countries and territories and supports more than 2.5 million active M2M connections, the company said.
In addition to the international network, Orange will also provide Sprint with M2M-specific GSM SIM cards, an online management portal, and end-to-end service support.