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Sigfox Confirms Network Coverage in 100 US Cities

By Ken Briodagh December 22, 2016

Sigfox, a provider of dedicated connectivity for the Internet of Things (IoT), recently announced several growth milestones, including 20 percent population coverage within the U.S. and network deployment in more than 100 U.S. cities. Some of these cities include Houston, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, New York City and Atlanta.

The rapid U.S. coverage deployment strengthens the Sigfox global network that connects millions of objects, spanning coverage in 29 countries. By operating on a low-power wide-area network (LPWAN), Sigfox delivers low energy consumption, low cost and complementary connectivity solutions to customers and partners. Last month, Sigfox closed a Series E funding round of 150 million Euros to accelerate the expansion of its network. The funding was joined by investors including Salesforce Ventures, Elliott Management, Total, Henri Seydoux, Alto Invest, Swen CP, and Tamer Group. The new funding will be primarily dedicated to the U.S. network deployment and expansion.

“We are thrilled to celebrate this significant benchmark – in 100+ U.S. cities in one year – and we can attribute strong customer demand for connectivity to driving our aggressive network deployment in the U.S., as it is a priority growth market for IoT and Sigfox,” said Allen Proithis, President, Sigfox North America. “By filling a massive unmet market need, we are enabling a new class of connected devices. We are excited to be the important connectivity layer in the next Industrial Revolution.”

Sigfox has signed over two dozen U.S. channel partners to enable IoT connectivity in key verticals including logistics, asset management and agriculture. Sigfox, in conjunction with channel partner Marconi Development Group, a key partner in the U.S. market offering end-to-end tower site solutions for improved revenue streams, is actively working on connected space opportunities in commercial real estate, asset management and logistics, including a pilot use case with a national franchise restaurant.

“We are very excited to partner with Sigfox, a recognized global leader in dedicated IoT connectivity,” said Tom Kallopoulos, Managing Partner, Marconi Development Group. “Sigfox’s low power and low cost solution is a big differentiator in the market, enabling our team to provide our customers with affordable and efficient IoT connectivity solutions. Sigfox enables our customers to transform their businesses by implementing use cases that otherwise may not have been possible.”


Sigfox said it anticipates meeting several new milestones in the U.S. in 2017, including continued expansion in U.S. metropolitan areas like Seattle, Philadelphia and the Baltimore-Washington beltway; 40 percent U.S. population network coverage; and continued partner ecosystem expansion. 




Edited by Alicia Young

Editorial Director

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