SIGFOX, the Internet of Things operator, brought its ecosystem together on June 5 in Paris to celebrate its first anniversary, and announced the first steps in the international deployment of its network.
To celebrate the first year of its cellular low-bandwidth network dedicated to Machine to Machine (M2M) communications and the Internet of Things (IoT), SIGFOX welcomed some 150 recognized stakeholders in the community from 10 countries, on Wednesday, June 5, 2013. During this event, the operator announced the expansion of its network to Russia and the Netherlands.
SIGFOX’s international deployment starts with Russia and the Netherlands.
At this event, SIGFOX publicized the signature of two SNO (Sigfox Network Operator) contracts, consequently expanding its network beyond France, specifically to Russia and the Netherlands.
AEREA, the company responsible for deploying the network in the Netherlands, stated that the country will enjoy total coverage by late 2013. Deployment in Russia begins this year with coverage of Moscow and Saint Petersburg, representing 70% of the country’s population.
These first agreements augur well for SIGFOX CEO Ludovic Le Moan’s international goals. He targets the coverage of 60 countries within 5 years through partnerships.