Sigfox to expand IoT network to 100 US cities
06 May 2016 |
Sigfox is extending its internet of things (IoT) network to 100 cities across the US in 2016.
The move comes after the French company signed a series of partnerships with owners of tower, rooftop and billboard sites, giving it access to over 230,000 sites.
“The U.S. is a huge growth market for internet of things connectivity, especially in smart cities, utilities, shipping and agriculture sectors that require large-scale and cost-effective communication,” said Allen Proithis, president of Sigfox North America.
“Our partnerships with these site owners enables Sigfox to leverage existing sites to rapidly deploy our out-of-the-box connectivity solution in the U.S. market. Sigfox's low-cost internet of things connectivity complements cellular networks, and allows billions of additional devices to participate in the benefits of IoT.”
North America is expected to have the world’s third-largest installed base of IoT units (7.5 billion) by 2020 and the third-largest market for IoT-generated revenue ($1.9 trillion), according to forecast from research firm IDC.
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