Year 2018 was a year of growth also for Sigfox, which is now recognized as one of the key players field of small data providers. The network expanded to 60 countries and covers now the whole Europe and altogether one billion people worldwide. But what about future plans?
“With its unique coverage and large quantity of connected devices, Sigfox definitely demonstrates its performance and relevance. Tier one customers around the globe acknowledge our value proposition with a high level of satisfaction. It’s no longer a dream to track assets across continents with a few dollar trackers with years of autonomy. Only a 0G network* can deliver such performance. But it’s never enough,” says Ludovic Le Moan, CEO and Co-Founder of Sigfox.
Data services activity is also successfully growing with more and more significant deals secured: 6,2 million devices are connected to Sigfox network as per last year’s objective. In 2018, Sigfox signed major deals with industry leading companies including Dachser, Getrack, Michelin, NEC, Netstar, PSA/IBM and Total. Sigfox is also playing a remarkable role in the back up of connectivity services. 0G technology has been chosen and integrated into the innovative FreeBox Delta.
Sigfox technology is a reliable alternative service of communication for security devices. Over the last 5 years, 2.8 million Securitas alarms have been linked to the Sigfox network. The adoption of Sigfox is growing tremendously with more than 200 universities, and partners as well as more than 1.200 startups developing the future with Sigfox’s simple technology.
As part of its ambitious 5-year strategy Sigfox is naturally working towards its target of connecting 1 billion devices to its 0G network by the end of 2023. To achieve this, Sigfox need to expand 0G in strategic countries such as: India, Russia, China. Partnering with Eutelsat, Sigfox will also test its first Satellite in 2019: the key objective is to cover the entire planet under one single umbrella with simplicity and high capacity as a result of a combination of ground and satellite networks. The Sigfox ecosystem and customers will experience satellite usage without modifying their existing devices.
*The 0G network stands for the Sigfox LPWAN network.
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