Sigfox Presents 2017 Results and 2018 Roadmap

Sigfox Presents 2017 Results and 2018 Roadmap

Sigfox Presents 2017 Results and 2018 Roadmap

The Sigfox network now reaches over 803 million people worldwide and continues to grow by 30 million each month. 6 million objects will be connected to the Sigfox network by the end of the year.

Today, Sigfox unveiled its 2017 results and its ambitions for the year ahead.

A closer look at 2017

2017 was marked by strong growth for the French company, with the expansion of its network to 45 countries earlier this month, and the continued and widespread adoption of its technology. The number of objects connected to the Sigfox network rose by 65% in 2017 and now stands at a total of 2.5 million. The company’s revenue has also increased by more than 56% since 2017, reaching 50 million euros.

2017 was a landmark year for Sigfox and the IoT ecosystem.

Ludovic Le Moan, Co-Founder and CEO of Sigfox, said:

“There is tremendous value in IoT, which lies in the data that is generated by millions of connected objects across the globe. It’s up to us to turn this golden opportunity into a multi-billion dollar industry, just like we did with petrol a century ago. Our challenge for the next few years will be to lower the cost of collecting that data to close to zero.”

Sigfox infographic: network deployment feb. 2018

Sigfox 2018 roadmap

In 2018, Sigfox plans to further leverage the power of the data collected across its network, with the aim of reaching 60 countries and over a billion people worldwide. The company also plans to connect up to 6 million objects by the end of the year, with the long-term ambition of positioning itself as a key B2B data provider.

Sigfox also plans to strengthen its adoption and evangelisation strategy, driven by Raouti Chehih, who joined the company in July 2017 and co-founded EuraTechnologies, the largest start-up incubator in Europe. Today, Sigfox announced the launch of Hacking House, a first of its kind project that will bring together students from around the world to learn about IoT and Sigfox’s pioneering technology.

“In order to foster the true value of data across the world, we need a strong ecosystem,” said Raouti Chehih, Chief Adoption & Evangelisation Officer. “This project perfectly illustrates Sigfox’s vision of a global network of students who are able to find innovative solutions to the real-life challenges facing our customers. Hacking House is much more than an accelerator – we are creating the IoT champions of tomorrow.”

The project will kick-off with a Summer Camp in San Francisco in June and the class of 2018 will then start the programme in September. Each class will follow the programme for 3 months, during which 30 students will get the chance to work on 10 different projects. Sigfox plans to open two new Hacking Houses in 2018, in Europe and Asia, and 50 more within the next three years.

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Sigfox posts €50 million in revenue, reiterates plans for 60 country connectivity in 2018

Sigfox, the French-based Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity provider, has announced its 2017 results and 2018 roadmap, promising a network of 60 countries and more than a billion people worldwide.

Revenues went up to €50 million (£44.4m), a rise of more than 56% year over year, according to the company, while the total number of objects connected to the Sigfox network rose by 65% to a total of 2.5 million. Alongside this, the company’s network grew to 45 countries earlier this month, including Malaysia, South Korea, and Switzerland.

Looking at the company’s 2018 roadmap, alongside its network figures Sigfox is promising greater focus on its evangelisation strategy. To that end, the provider is launching Hacking House, a project that will ‘bring together students from around the world to learn about IoT and Sigfox’s pioneering technology’, as the company put it.

“There is tremendous value in IoT, which lies in the data that is generated by millions of connected objects across the globe,” said Ludovic Le Moan, co-founder and CEO of Sigfox in a statement. “It’s up to us to turn this golden opportunity into a multi-billion dollar industry, just like we did with petrol a century ago.

“Our challenge for the next few years will be to lower the cost of collecting that data to close to zero,” Le Moan added.

This makes for an interesting comparison when looking at Sigfox’s proclamations in November 2016. The company had just secured a €150m funding round and promised then what it promises today – coverage in 60 countries by 2018.

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Sigfox Expands Its Global Network to 45 Countries

Sigfox Expands Its Global Network to 45 Countries

Sigfox Expands Its Global Network to 45 Countries

Today Sigfox announced that 5 new countries have joined its global network, bringing the total number of countries in the network to 45.

The network currently serves around 803M people and covers 3.8M km2. With these latest additions, Sigfox is on track to achieve its aim of extending the network across 60 countries and regions and reaching 1 billion people in 2018.

The following operators will become Sigfox’s exclusive strategic partners, responsible for deploying the network in their territories, developing the Sigfox ecosystem and establishing strong support channels to address all verticals:

Asia : Europe : Middle East :
  • Xperanti in Malaysia
  • Amotech in South Korea
  • Heliot in Switzerland
  • Omnicell IoTnet in Hungary
  • iWire in UAE

Rodolphe Baronnet-Frugès, Executive Vice President Operators at Sigfox, said:
“We’re very excited to welcome these 5 new operators to the growing Sigfox family. We have already started to collaborate with them to expand the power of the LPWAN and strengthen our ecosystem. It’s another major step that reinforces our strong, unique position in the IoT market.”

“These new partnerships take us a step closer to our goal of creating a worldwide network able to support business both locally and globally, thanks to an extensive network of business partners.”

Sigfox infographic: network deployment feb. 2018Sigfox’s reliable, global network provides energy-efficient and cost-effective connectivity, allowing companies to generate additional revenues, by not only improving their performance but creating new business models too.

The national rollout will begin in Q1 2018 and include initially all urban and industrial areas and main transport/communications systems. It will bring new opportunities to a vast number of industry sectors, from supply chain, transportation and energy management, to oil and gas, food, agriculture, pharmaceutical and telecare solutions, where Sigfox is already collaborating with other companies. Local operators will play a key role in the development of the IoT industry going forward, accelerating adoption among universities and start-ups, and enriching Sigfox’s ecosystem.

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Sigfox launches certified C1D1 wireless sensor nodes with partner OleumTech

Sigfox launches certified C1D1 wireless sensor nodes with partner OleumTech

Sigfox launches certified C1D1 wireless sensor nodes with partner OleumTech

The partnership brings together two power-houses, OleumTech with their domain expertise operating in hazardous environments, and Sigfox, with their worldwide LPWA (Low Power Wide Area) network. The Sigfox enabled C1D1 devices will allow users to benefit from out-of-the-box LPWA wireless connectivity, leveraging OleumTech’s patented self-contained, battery-powered wireless transmitter technology with an intrinsically safe design made for operating in hazardous environments.

OleumTech, a leading provider of M2M communications and industrial automation solutions, today launched a full line of certified C1D1 wireless sensor nodes with their partner Sigfox, the world’s leading provider of connectivity for the Internet of Things (IoT).

As a leading pioneer of design innovation in the digital oilfield, OleumTech manufactures and distributes industrial wireless automation systems across various sectors including Energy and Water. Having already launched a general-purpose line of Sigfox enabled products, our products have radically transformed how companies gather data in the field, providing visibility to disparate assets, especially in remote, hazardous locations, enabling real-time optimized decisions regarding resource deployment and regulatory compliance. With a global installed base of over 350,000 devices, OleumTech’s products provide critical data for measurement variables such as pressure, flow, temperature, level, alarms, etc.

Companies can now benefit from OleumTech’s C1D1 intrinsically safe wireless sensor nodes. Specifically designed for use in industrial hazardous environments with numerous benefits including:

  • Exceptional battery life – up to 8 years in most Sigfox applications
  • Easy servicing with no hot work permit or requiring removal from the process
  • Convenience of LCD version providing local indication
  • Extended range of up to 30km to cost effectively monitor remote assets

“OleumTech continues to release innovative products and platforms, enabling customers to take advantage of the Industrial Internet of Things, and reimagine their operations. Our Sigfox enabled C1D1 offering reinforces this commitment”, said Brent McAdams, Sr. Vice President of Global Strategic Initiatives, OleumTech.

“The ultimate benefit of our C1D1 (zone 0) Sigfox enabled transmitters is that they can be deployed in hazardous environments where there is always explosive liquids, vapors or gases present and customers can have confidence that through our intrinsically safe design, we will not generate enough energy to even cause a spark, providing the safest operating environment for both personnel and equipment.”

“We recognize the significant effort and investment required to obtain regulatory approvals for the Class 1, Division 1 (Zone 0) certifications”, said Raouti Chehih, Chief Adoption Officer, Sigfox.

“With this global offering, the OleumTech product line fills a much-needed gap in our Sigfox ecosystem enabling customers operating in hazardous environments to benefit from our global connectivity solution”.

The intrinsically safe C1D1 line of OleumTech wireless transmitters with embedded Sigfox connectivity is now available.

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Senioradom and Sigfox combine to deploy IoT-driven telecare solution in China

The recent collaboration between Senioradom and Sigfox will see the deployment of IoT-driven telecare solution in 20 biggest cities of China for better protection of senior citizens.

Incorporated with multiple movement sensors, the telecare solution formulated by the IoT connectivity service provider Sigfox and telecare firm Senioradom has several features such as door opening detection and an alert and geo-localisation necklace. The solution is designed in such a way that it can automatically detect any potential behavioural anomalies arising due to a slip or fall, seizures or deteriorating mental health condition.

Signing the partnership agreement, Ludovic Le Moan, CEO of Sigfox, said: “I am honoured to sign this agreement today, as it is the product of many months of hard work, both by our teams and those of our partner Senioradom. We are grateful to the French authorities for their support, without which this agreement would not have been possible. This is a key milestone for Sigfox and its development in China, where the IoT industry has incredible untapped potential. This partnership is just the first step towards a bigger presence in the region and shows that Sigfox can provide innovative solutions with the ability to radically change the country’s IoT market”.

The Chengdu High-Tech Industrial Development Zone has assured nearly EUR 300 million investment for the deployment after a pilot phase among 1500 individuals beginning 2018 in Chengdu.

Elsewhere, Sigfox and Argon Consulting have entered into a strategic partnership to develop new Connected Supply Chain models for global businesses. The partnership is anticipated to speed up the deployment of IoT solutions in Supply Chain to bring down lead times and costs and boost production.

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