Alcatel-Lucent and Sequans Communications has announced that both companies are collaborating to support Orange in launching the ‘4G Kit for IoT’, a principal building block in the new Internet-of-Things prototyping platform. The '4G Kit for IoT' will be powered by Sequans’ LTE chipset with the technical implementation supported by Bell Labs, the industrial research arm of Alcatel-Lucent. Sequans’ LTE chipset is incorporated into a three-band M.2 module for LTE bands 3, 7 and 20 and connects to a small form factor Olimex development board with plug-in antennas to enable IoT and M2M device makers to connect to Orange’s 4G LTE network.
According to Alcatel-Lucent, a limited series of 200 kits will be tested with innovation communities working on IoT projects as part of an effort to foster the creation of wirelessly connected objects, based on Orange’s 4G network, to deliver new services. Developers will be able to use the kit to make use of cloud services and mobility to design a new generation of IoT devices, taking full advantage of scalable resources such as remote computing, storage, and advanced services.