Sigfox partners Google Cloud to deliver global IoT

Sigfox partners Google Cloud to deliver global IoT

11 February 2021 | Natalie Bannerman

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Google Cloud has announced a collaboration with Sigfox to scale its cloud infrastructure and extend its IoT services portfolio.

Through this partnership, Sigfox will be able to accelerate its Massive IoT plan, a strategy to process billions of messages each month from objects connected to the internet using data stored in the cloud. 

"We chose Google Cloud because we share the same appetite for driving digital transformation through helpful, reliable, and sustainable innovation," said Franck Siegel, deputy chief executive officer, Sigfox.

“With this partnership, Google Cloud technology will support us in becoming the global leader in ultra-low-cost, ultra-low-power asset visibility and tracking.”

Google Cloud was chosen to support Sigfox’s 0G network to deliver better scale, increased reliability, and necessary compliance and security required by Sigfox. In addition, Google Cloud will lay the foundation for accelerated improvements to Sigfox’s connectivity, geolocation, and other value-added services as it moves towards ultra-low-cost and ultra-low-power IoT solutions.

“Google Cloud is proud to support Sigfox and provide an IoT leader with more reliability and flexibility as the company takes on the next steps of its development,” said Samuel Bonamigo, VP of sales, EMEA South at Google Cloud.

"Sigfox’s use of Google Cloud technology is the perfect illustration of how we’re helping innovative companies grow and thrive, and better serve their customers.”

Sigfox is a LWAN service provider connecting simple, low-powered, low-cost IoT devices to the Internet. Deployed in 72 countries, covering more than 1.3 billion people, Sigfox’s 0G network is used for a wide range of IoT use cases, from tracking shipping containers and monitoring fire hydrants, to securing buildings and helping farmers monitor irrigation levels.

Sigfox currently processes billions of messages each month, an increase of 145% in 2020, from the millions of objects connected to its network driving the need for a more scalable, cloud-enabled solution.