Thales’ cellular IoT products acquired by Telit

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Thales’ cellular IoT products acquired by Telit
Thales’ cellular IoT products acquired by Telit

The Thales and Telit combination brings together complementary strengths. The business will provide a unique value proposition in a highly competitive global IoT market and will allow Thales to focus its investments on its three core activities in aerospace, defence and security, and digital identity

Thales’ portfolio of cellular IoT products is being acquired by Telit for establishing a combined firm called Telit Cinterion.

Paolo Dal Pino, CEO of Telit, said: “Innovation, scale and efficient IoT solutions are key for success. This transaction with Thales is arguably the most impactful one for Telit competitiveness.

“While it will boost our ability to address customer needs more precisely from a richer portfolio, it will also enable us to deliver all-new offerings derived from the experience, expertise and the DNA of two companies that have made security and quality part of their brand promise from the very beginning.”

Telit Cinterion will be based in California and aims to be “a leading Western provider” of IoT solutions.

Telit will acquire Thales’ cellular wireless communication modules, gateways, and data (modem) cards, ranging from 4G LTE, LPWAN to 5G, as per the terms of the transaction.

Philippe Vallée, EVP of Digital Identity and Security at Thales, commented: “The Thales and Telit combination brings together complementary strengths. The business will provide a unique value proposition in a highly competitive global IoT market and will allow Thales to focus its investments on its three core activities in aerospace, defence and security, and digital identity.”

“The new combination will rely on a unique set of expertise brought by Thales and Telit employees. It will also benefit from leveraging both companies’ strong and complementary product portfolio and Thales’s experience in cellular connectivity.”

The transaction is expected to close in Q4 2022 as regulatory approvals and other conditions are still pending. To sharpen its focus on the Industrial IoT, Telit Cinterion plans to spin off the automotive IoT unit.

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