Deal will connect Orange's machine-to-machine systems with Qualcomm's 2net m-health platform.
The race is on to establish a foothold in a mobile healthcare space that many believe will be worth billions in a few years.
Qualcomm is a well-known innovator here through its Qualcomm Life division, but it needs operator support to get its systems in front of medical professionals.
Hence this deal with Orange Business Services, whose M2M systems are evolving to connect the devices and the cloud-based monitoring systems that will manage many of the m-health apps and services in years to come.
"Qualcomm Life's decision to choose Orange is a great recognition of our unmatched M2M quality of service and global footprint of 220 countries and territories," said Anne-Marie Thiollet, Vice President of the Enterprise Line of Business, Orange Business Services.
"With over 200 experts dedicated to M2M and supporting 2.5 million active M2M connections, and a targeted team in North America, Orange Business Services is committed to using mobile technology to deliver innovative solutions and services on a global scale, particularly in the health care domain."