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Actility named a Cool Vendor in Gartner's 2020 Cool Vendors Research

Press Release, Paris, 15 July 2020 

Actility has been selected by Gartner as a 2020 Cool Vendor in its “Cool Vendors in Communications Service Provider Network Operations” report.  This Gartner report is designed to highlight interesting, new and innovative vendors, products and services. By choosing Actility and addressing the CSPs, the report specifies that “Communications service providers’ network virtualization, programmability and automation will demand innovation and a broader spectrum of suppliers. CSPs must select suppliers that offer such solutions to improve network agility, performance and efficiency.” The full report can be accessed on Actility’s website for free.  

Actility provides its ThingPark platform and network technology to deploy, operate and maintain public and private wireless IoT networks within a unified, scalable and versatile network infrastructure. With the vast majority of nationwide LoRaWAN® network service providers (over 50) and hundreds of companies trusting ThingPark™ all over the worldActility continues to drive the global LPWAN (Low-Power Wide-Area Networks) transformation strategy that delivers a multiplier effect on the IoT business. We think being a Gartner Cool Vendor validates Actility’s position in the LPWA ecosystem.  

Actility makes IoT truly low power, allowing it to provide valuable data at low cost.  Actility’s ThingPark platform is secure end-to-end, and interoperable across gateways, devices, and apps. It is scalable, reliable and a perfect enabler of data flow and monetization.  But most of all, Actility has an extended experience, maturity, credibility, intellectual property, and well-established relationships in the ecosystem

According to Gartner, “Cool Vendors for communications service provider (CSP) operational technology (OT) create new value by developing faster and more cost-effective solutions, as well as embedding open and API-driven architecture to accelerate ecosystem creation. These vendors provide network- and vendor-agnostic solutions that CSPs can use to gain network-related insights, modernize their operations and automate to enhance operations efficiency. Cool Vendors tend to be more aligned to CSPs’ transformation objectives as compared with many established vendors, because Cool Vendors are not guided by any legacy business. “  

The Cool Vendors profiled in this report “enable CSPs to guide their organizations toward becoming digital service providers. This approach differs from current solutions that satisfy limited portions of the digital service providers’ vision. CSPs can use these solutions for greater agility in delivering new services, revenue enhancement through customer retention, and network efficiencies via virtualization, cloud-native application adoption and automation. These factors are crucial to the success of CSP transformation and affect multiple areas of network operations, and they are spreading across CSP processes at an accelerated rate.

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Getting named as a Cool Vendor by Gartner is yet another milestone for Actility. We are happy to lead and accelerate the global LPWA IoT networks adoption, and this is a valuable recognition not only for us, but the for the whole thriving IoT ecosystem, as connectivity technologies like LoRaWAN are now an undeniable leading standard for Industrial IoTWith over 60% of our staff involved in engineering, we are not only amarket leader with extended experience, who initiated the buildout of the LPWAN backbone, but also a pioneer, the first to implement and deploy advanced features that we deliver for our clients and partners at the forefront of IoT”

said Olivier Hersent, CEO at Actility

Legal notes: 

Gartner, “Cool Vendors in Communications Service Provider Network Operations”, Kosei Takiishi, Peter Liu, Michael Porowski, Sylvain Fabre, 26 May 2020. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. 

About Actility  

Actility is a world leader in Low-Power Wide-Area Networks (LPWAN) industrial-grade connectivity solutions for the Internet of Things. Actility provides its ThingPark™ platform and network technology to deploy, operate and maintain public and private wireless IoT networks within a unified, scalable and versatile network infrastructure. The vast majority of nationwide LoRaWAN® network service providers (over 50) and hundreds of companies trust ThingPark™ all over the world. Through its subsidiary Abeeway, Actility also provides patented ultra-low power tracking solutions. ThingPark Market offers the largest selection of interoperable IoT gateways, devices and applications to simplify and accelerate deployment of use cases.  

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