Orange’s enterprise division has won a deal to provide global IoT connectivity to a Finnish wearables company.

Yepzon Group has signed a three-year deal with Orange Business Services to connect 100,000 wearable locator devices in up to 220 countries around the world.

The locators, used in applications to track people, pets or equipment, are currently equipped with Bluetooth, GPS and cellular technologies.

Positioning information is delivered via a smartphone app.

Founded in 2013, Yepzon won €1.5 million in new funding earlier this year as it looks to expand overseas.

Otto Linna, CEO of Yepzon Enterprises, said: “A reliable IoT communications infrastructure, global presence and an attractive business model are key to our global expansion and further success.”

OBS’ IoT connectivity service is part of Datavenue, its catch-all service for enterprises looking to launch IoT products.

It offers connected hardware such as sensors and cameras, insights based on anonymised network data, connectivity, data management software to monitor devices and end-to-end security and data protection.

Datavenue currently supports over 12 million objects in a range of sectors.

In January, OBS signed a deal to provide worldwide IoT roaming to telematics company Viasat through Datavenue.

The same month, it won a deal to provide IoT connectivity services across seven European countries to car rental company Hertz.

OBS saw sales fall 1.3 percent to €1.82 billion in the second quarter.

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