SIGFOX Network to Connect Denmark

By Ken Briodagh June 10, 2015

Something is most definitely not rotten in the state of Denmark today, as SIGFOX, IoT connectivity provider focusing on energy-efficiency and cost-effectiveness, and IoT Denmark announce plans to roll out the provider’s network in the Scandinavian country.

As a SIGFOX Network Operator, IoT Denmark will manage deployment of the network, work with Danish developers and businesses to grow the Danish IoT ecosystem and provide connectivity subscriptions to customers. The full network is set to be completed by May 2016, although some areas will have coverage by this summer.

Daniel Bachman, CEO and founding partner, IoT Denmark, said the partnership with SIGFOX is designed to spur Danish entrepreneurs, engineers and others to create new IoT applications and projects. “Demand for SIGFOX’s low-cost, energy-efficient connectivity and its unmatched data capacity and reliability is very strong in Denmark, and we are in discussions with several future partners who are eager to begin using the network,” he said.

SIGFOX’s Ultra Narrow Band (UNB) technology, which is what will be installed through this deal, is designed to provide scalable, long-range, two-way connectivity and high capacity. Through the SIGFOX Ready program, the company ensures that compatible devices have optimal radio performance. The company partners with Texas Instruments, Atmel, Silicon Labs, Telit, AXSEM, ATIM and other chipmakers to give IoT developers a wide choice of transceivers, SoCs and modules for connecting their devices with its network.

SIGFOX, which recently raised $115 million in financing from U.S., European and Asian investors, is also collaborating with partners in Spain, Portugal, France and the Netherlands, as well as many international cities, including San Francisco, Mumbai, Santiago, Chile; Medellin, Columbia; Munich, Milan, Warsaw, Poland; Dublin and 10 U.K. cities.

“IoT Denmark understands the demand in both the public and private sectors for SIGFOX’s superior connectivity and is committed to rapidly rolling out the network across the country,” said Rodolphe Baronnet-Frugès, EVP, networks and business development, SIGFOX. “This once again highlights our network’s multiple advantages for partners and users compared to proposed alternatives. We expect to announce similar agreements in other Scandinavian countries, along with news of our expansion in the U.S., this summer.”

The IoT is going to be and not to be outdone, so we are inviting you all to examine the connectivity solutions that will best fit your projects at the IoT Evolution Expo at Caesars in Las Vegas, August 17 to 20. Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are alive. 

Editorial Director

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