08 July 2021
During the Mobile World Congress 2021, held from june 28th to july 1st, LACROIX, Orange, Sierra Wireless and STMicroelectronics jointly announced the launch of IoT Continuum. Through its Electronics activity, LACROIX will provide electronic design and manufacturing services in the frame of the continuum that aims to optimize and accelerate the digital transformation of companies.
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The ambition behind this cooperation is to step up the deployement and industrialization of massive IoT on the LTE and 5G networks, bringing to light new growth opportunities to the European and international customers from the smart building, automotive, health, smart cities and industry sectors.
While allowing the reduction of implementation lead time and costs, the continuum will provide components, solutions and industrial tools that are needed for the deployment of large scale IoT services over cellular networks. Customers will also benefit from the continuum expertise and guidance.
Orange will supply IoT solutions, as for STMicroelectronics and Sierra Wireless they will provide equipment and software.
This is the first time IoT leading players (connectivity, equipment, software, manufacturing) gather to simplify the deployement of use cases.
« Industrial IoT is a core component of our customers challenges, it is also fast expanding . Through loT Continuum, we confirm the strenghtening of LACROIX positioning in this field, it is a strategic part of our LEADERSHIP 2025 plan launched this past spring».
IoT is specifically embodied by LACROIX Impulse, an offer dedicated to the development of IIoT solutions and critical electronic applications.
 In 2020, it was estimated that 30% of IoT devices installed by 2025 would be in an industrial environment. (International Data Corporation, 2020. https://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=AP45984120)