Menu

M2M FEATURE NEWS

Sigfox Collects 10 Million Euros in Series B Funding from Investors

By Tabitha Naylor September 10, 2012

Cellular network operator Sigfox has just announced the end of its series B funding, collecting 10 million euros from existing investors including Elaia Partners, IXO Private Equity and Partech Ventures International. The funding also drew in a new investor, Intel Capital.

“This new funding round will enable the company to quickly deploy a very low throughput network that covers the whole of France and several foreign countries, and is a perfect follow-up to our announcement in June about the opening of the SIGFOX network,” stated Ludovic le Moan, Sigfox’s CEO.


Image courtesy of Shutterstock.

This most recent round of funding is in line with Sigfox’s dedicated cellular network Machine-to-Machine (M2M) and Internet of Things communication. Investors pledged funds to support the development of the Internet of Things, which enables billions of objects to connect and exchange information with each other.

Sigfox aims to provide and offer an optimized and enhanced network for low throughput data transfer, which will reduce the amount of power consumed by objects and enable the company to supply communication costs at a dramatically decreased price. Its patented ultra narrow band (UNB) technology will allow the Internet of Things to operate on a network of unlicensed frequency bands that are available around the world, delivering long-range transmissions of data while lessening carbon footprint.

New investor Intel Capital is pleased to be supporting Sigfox. “This should help the Internet of Things, which we strongly believe in, become a reality at an accelerated speed. We will be able to assist the company’s growth by exposing them to Intel Capital’s extensive network and expertise,” said Marcos Battisti, Managing Director of Intel Capital for Western Europe and Israel.

Existing investors and partners also gave praise to Sigfox for its dedication to making the project a reality in the near future. The company is presently working with other partners to provide its consumers with UNB packaged solutions that will easily integrate with the M2M network. The Sigfox Network is currently providing its solutions in France, but will expand its coverage into other European countries starting 2013.

Want to learn more about M2M technologies? Don’t miss the M2M Evolution Conference, collocated with ITEXPO West 2012 taking place Oct. 2-5, in Austin, TX.  Stay in touch with everything happening at M2M Evolution Conference. Follow us on Twitter.




Edited by Rich Steeves

Contributing Writer

SHARE THIS ARTICLE
Related Articles

Biometric Technology Takes its Role in Security Packages

By: Ken Briodagh    1/19/2017

Sensory and innerCore have announced a global partnership with the goal of helping banks, enterprises and financial institutions worldwide to bolster …

Read More

Digi International Launches Digi XBee Cellular Embedded Module

By: Ken Briodagh    1/18/2017

Digi International, a global provider of machine-to-machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity products and services, has revealed its Di…

Read More

MulteFire Alliance Completes Release 1.0 Specification

By: Ken Briodagh    1/17/2017

The MulteFire Alliance, an international consortium for defining and promoting MulteFire, has announced the completion of its Release 1.0 specificatio…

Read More

KDDI and Altair Demonstrate Cellular LPWA for IoT

By: Ken Briodagh    1/17/2017

Altair Semiconductor has announced a partnership with KDDI in Japan to demo CAT-M new Release 13 and ultra-low-power consumption, using LTE extended d…

Read More

Iridium Announces Successful First Launch of Iridium NEXT Satellites into Low-Earth Orbit

By: Ken Briodagh    1/16/2017

Iridium Communications has announced the successful launch of its first ten Iridium NEXT satellites, which were delivered into low-Earth orbit approxi…

Read More