[Via Satellite 01-18-2017] Orange Business Services has entered into a three-year, multi-million dollar contract with Viasat Group for a global Internet of Things (IoT) roaming service for up to 350,000 SIM cards. Headquartered in Italy, Viasat specializes in the design, manufacture and supply of telematics products and services to fleet and insurance industries. Its systems incorporate on-board telematics and satellite tracking information technologies. Orange IoT connectivity will allow Viasat to provide global coverage across a number of markets, for services that include insurance, fleet, security and safety, and telematics.
Orange's IoT connectivity will allow Viasat's remote telematics boxes to send and receive data, SMS and voice. Combined with a satellite positioning service, Viasat is able to provide a comprehensive insurance solution, according to a Jan. 18 statement released by Orange. The SIM cards are roaming-enabled, which provides global coverage and are reinforced to withstand vibration and high temperatures.