Yepzon Group has tapped Orange Business Services in a three-year agreement for worldwide internet of things (IoT) connectivity and SIM cards for 100,000 locator devices.
With headquarters in Finland, Yepzon Group develops wearable technologies and smart-clothing applications. Its wearable locator device uses Bluetooth, GPS and mobile network technologies to provide accurate location information through a mobile application for iOS, Android and Windows phones. The Yepzon locator is targeted at a range of different applications that boost safety and peace of mind, including monitoring elderly relatives, locating family pets or tracking the location of various types of equipment.
The Orange IoT service provides seamless SIM card ordering, activation and tracking through a dedicated portal; one price per SIM card regardless of location; and scalable connectivity reaching 220 countries and territories.
“A reliable IoT communications infrastructure, global presence and an attractive business model are key to our global expansion and further success,” said Otto Linna, CEO, Yepzon. “Orange is our partner of choice to support our growing business because of the company’s international footprint and IoT and analytics expertise.”
“Yepzon’s intention to increase safety for millions and make the technology available for the benefit of families and loved ones around the world, as well as its ambitious growth plans, clearly call for a reliable and trustworthy global partner,” added Helmut Reisinger, executive vice president, International, Orange Business Services. “We are very happy to have been selected as their provider of choice and help enable their global ambition.”
The Yepzon wearable trackers are also sold by Orange Luxembourg in a resale agreement.