Sigfox launches new CaaS connectivity service for US customers
Sigfox unveiled its CaaS offering, which provides network management and monitoring
Sigfox USA has launched its coverage-as-a-service (CaaS) offering, a new network solution providing on-demand connectivity for U.S. customers.
CaaS is a subscription service that provides network management, monitoring and support. The company highlighted that the service can be tailored to fit the specific needs of the customer, installed wherever coverage is needed with the capability to connect thousands of devices.
Sigfox’s new offering is available for both indoor and outdoor deployments. CaaS gives customers control to address various areas of need, including rural, remote, and deep-indoor spaces in areas not yet covered by Sigfox’s low-power wide area network in the U.S.
CaaS is a self-install kit which includes a Sigfox base station suitable for indoor or outdoor installation, access to Sigfox cloud, remote equipment monitoring, remote troubleshooting support, demonstration IoT devices, cellular backhaul and accessories such as cables, connectors, outdoor waterproofing kit, antenna and more. Customers will need either Ethernet or 3G connectivity to connect to the Sigfox cloud.
“We have seen significant traction in the U.S market,” said Christian Olivier, president of Sigfox USA. “Our CaaS model allows U.S. customers to immediately supplement or densify coverage where they need it. Customers are already applying this offering in verticals such as agriculture, hospitality, and industrial facilities.”
Agribusiness firm Smart Yields recently partnered with Sigfox to expand the use of the CaaS offering in the agriculture segment. “Smart Yields is partnering with Sigfox to pioneer the company’s CaaS technologies at small- to medium-size farms across the U.S.,” said Smart Yields CEO Vincent Kimura. “The Sigfox system is easy to install in the field and pairs seamlessly with the Smart Yields app, which provides detailed analytics and real-time updates on critical crop conditions.”
In August 2017, Sigfox opened its third U.S. office in Dallas, Texas. Sigfox initially launched operations in the U.S. in 2015, with the opening of its headquarters in Boston, Mass., along with a satellite office in San Francisco, Calif.
In Texas, Sigfox has ongoing projects to both track and monitor assets in verticals including oil and gas, healthcare and smart cities. In addition, the company aims to address supply chain and logistics customers who are active in the region and looking to further develop IoT-enabled capabilities.
The Sigfox network covers more than 60,000 square miles in the U.S., resulting in coverage of more than 20% of the population. The network is deployed in 19 regions, including major metros such as San Francisco, Chicago, Atlanta, New York City, Los Angeles, and Las Vegas.
At a global level, Sigfox’s connectivity serves around 803 million people, covering 3.8 million square kilometers. Sigfox is targeting a reach of 60 countries and one billion people by the end of this year.