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“Strategic focus on IoT. Strong engineering and R&D. Investments in acquisitions. Third-party technology and proprietary IP-based solutions.”
- Through its World-Class Center of IoT Solutions, Altran develops, integrates and operates end-to-end customized IoT solutions from technology consulting and connectivity to platforms and applications based on either its own IPs or third-party technologies.
- With its acquisition of Aricent announced in March 2018, it aims to expand its engineering and R&D services capabilities and enable its clients to access opportunities in multiple emerging technologies, including IoT.
- Its key partnership with Nokia combines Nokia’s expertise in connectivity and IoT platforms and Altran’s own expertise in IoT systems, data collection, and integration to help auto manufacturers, rail operators, utilities and smart cities.
- It has gained good traction with European OEMs on IoT projects in the first half of 2018, especially by leveraging Industry 4.0 capabilities for advanced manufacturing, IoT solutions and analytics.
Investments and Innovation
- Altran’s acquisition of GlobalEdge, an India-based product engineering company that specializes in IoT connectivity and embedded software, is strategically aligned with its 2020 vision. It accelerates its expansion in North America and provides the company with deep expertise in the latest mobile connectivity technologies like 5G.
- It has also focused on building IoT-related IPs, one of which is VueForge, Altran’s end-to-end IoT platform which harvests and transports the data, extracts the information and transforms it into desirable services.
- It actively participates in trade shows, including the 2018 Mobile World Congress where it exhibited its technology solutions in telecom and media. It also showcases its connected mobility solutions at various industry events.
- It has developed a good body of research around Industry 4.0 in the form of perspectives, artifacts and white papers. It has published a number of papers around connected health solutions that leverage IoT and other emerging technologies.
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