Paris, France – December 4th, 2018 – Over the years, the Internet-TV-Telephony “box” has become the central nervous system of the home. It has been enriched with new services, first Internet access, then telephony and finally TV and video on demand.
Today with its new Freebox, Free opens up a whole new dimension that of the smart home and connected alarm. The addition of these new services makes the availability and security of the “box” absolutely essential. That’s why Free has turned to Sigfox to integrate its connectivity and make it ultra-secure.
Thanks to its Sigfox connectivity and the presence of a battery backup, the Freebox Server is a standalone alarm panel that sends an alert even when connection is lost or power fails.
“We are becoming more and more dependent on having an Internet connection in our daily lives. At a time when we want to increase bit rate to deliver more and more services, such as 4K video, we are delighted to collaborate on the development of the new Freebox by integrating a low-speed connectivity link with Sigfox ” comments Patrick Cason, Managing Director at Sigfox France.
Sigfox equips millions of GSM alarm panels to serve as back up in the event of a 3G or 4G connectivity breakdown. With this integration into the new Freebox, Sigfox demonstrates its ability to offer a backup link to different means of broadband connectivity. Based on an independent infrastructure, Sigfox is positioning itself as a candidate for a future 0G standard, which could become the benchmark in the backup network.
Sigfox is the world’s leading IoT service provider thanks to its global network that connects billions of devices to the Internet while consuming as little energy as possible, as simply as possible. Sigfox’s unique approach to device-to-cloud communications addresses the three greatest barriers to global IoT adoption: cost, energy consumption, and global scalability.
Today, the network is present in 53 countries and on track to cover 60 by 2018. With millions of objects connected and a rapidly growing partner ecosystem, Sigfox empowers companies to move their business model towards more digital services. Founded in 2010 by Ludovic Le Moan and Christophe Fourtet, the company is headquartered in Labège near Toulouse, France’s “IoT Valley.” Sigfox also has offices in Paris, Madrid, Munich, Boston, Dallas, San Francisco, Dubai, Singapore, Sao Paulo and Tokyo.