Our story

Discover the story behind the making of the Sigfox company and our key milestones.

Our Founders

LUDOVIC AND CHRISTOPHE

The Power of Low

Sigfox was founded by Ludovic Le Moan and Christophe Fourtet in 2010 with a vision to connect every object in our physical world to the digital universe. The two French Founders built a global network dedicated to the Internet of Things based on low power, long range and small data that offers an end-to-end connectivity service. From the inception, Sigfox powers a sustainable and connected world, pioneering the next Internet revolution.

In just a few years, Ludovic Le Moan has raised nearly €300 million from strategic and financial investors in Europe, the U.S. and Asia to support the expansion of the Global 0G Network. He also co-founded the “IoT Valley”, Europe’s first IoT ecosystem to help start-ups accelerate the adoption of the Internet of Things.

Now present in more than 70 countries, Sigfox is the first player to build the largest IoT ecosystem in the world, from big manufacturers to hundreds of startups and device-makers on four continents.

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With a vision to help build a better planet for all, Ludovic and Christophe founded the Sigfox Foundation in the service of protecting rhinos in Africa as well as the safety of researchers in Antarctica. At the heart of the Sigfox Foundation is a mission to help protect our planet and inhabitants through innovative and inexpensive technologies.  

 

Building a deep communication service for the earth.
A safety net for all. 

The ozone layer protects the planet and humanity. It acts as a safety net against the effects of solar radiation, and we cannot survive without this natural protection. Sigfox aims to create a global 0G telecommunication standard dedicated to the transfer of small messages – to give us all access to a minimum communication service.

As our economy, environment and social bond become increasingly connected, we must realise the importance of being able to access and rely on communications networks. We have become more vulnerable, as we depend more and more on digital services. That’s why we are calling for the creation of a global 0G telecommunication standard dedicated to the transfer of small messages – to give us all access to a minimum communication service.

This standard would be based on the following principles:

• The provision of a minimal channel for transferring small messages, that would complement other communication protocols (WiFi, Bluetooth, Satellite, 3G, 4G, 5G, ADSL, Fibre…)

• Setting up a back-up channel in case the main communication links fail, or in cases where a network goes down after a natural disaster or malicious act

• Increasing and guaranteeing the security of networks and exchanges, to stabilize our digitalised economy

• Simplifying access to different networks to increase adoption

• Reducing energy consumption linked to telecommunications networks

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