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Vodafone and Orange’s moves in consumer IoT are encouraging, but cautious, first steps

Tom Rebbeck Research Director, Operator business services and IoT

"Orange and Vodafone's success will not depend on the sales of these devices but on whether the operators can learn from these initial products in future iterations."

Vodafone and Orange launched new ranges of consumer IoT devices in the same week in early November 2017. The products launched and the pricing plans that support them are relatively conservative, but the move into new device categories is bold.