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.

About 7 million devices across 18 countries are presently connected on Sigfox's network. It has raised over $150 million in funding with companies such as Telefonica and Samsung.

The company signed an agreement with Omantel in April 2016 to deploy an IoT network in the Middle East for the first time.