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Sigfox continues global expansion of dedicated IoT networks

In a continuing global expansion of its dedicated IoT networks, French-based Sigfox partnered with network operator Connected Finland. Finland is the 19th country to work with Sigfox on deploying a purpose-built network for the “Internet of Things.”

Building on an initial U.S. launch in San Fransisco, San Jose and Los Angeles, Calif.; New York; Boston; Atlanta; Austin, Houston and Dallas, Texas; and Chicago, Sigfox last month announced it would bring its dedicated IoT networks to 100 American cities by the end of 2016.

So far this year, Sigfox has announced projects in Australia, New Zealand and Germany, where many IoT initiatives are being designed to support the national Industrie 4.0 smart manufacturing development project.

Sigfox provides network access, services and support via a subscription model. According to the company, “this means that businesses providing IoT devices and services across borders can offer their customers a single contract for international coverage.”

In February 2015, Sigfox had a round of funding that brought in $115 million. Investment came from NTT DoCoMo, SK Telecom and Telefonica.

“Finland is one of the world’s most competitive economies, with a strong focus on innovation and adopting new technologies in such fields as electronics and telecommunications,” said Rodolphe Baronnet-Frugès, Sigfox EVP of networks and operators. “This positions the country to become a European leader in terms of quick adoption of the IoT and invention of exciting new applications for industry, business and personal use. We have seen this entrepreneurial spirit demonstrated strongly by our partners Connected Finland.”



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