Dedicated communications service provider for the Internet of Things (IoT), SIGFOX, has partnered with IoT network operator, Thinxtra, to extend the SIGFOX network to A/NZ.
As a SIGFOX network operator, Thinxtra will deploy and operate the network across A/NZ and offer the subscription-based SIGFOX communications service and a global IoT ecosystem of solutions to businesses and consumers.
The companies claim A/NZ businesses can benefit from the solutions and products developed around the world by SIGFOX’s ecosystem of partners.
Thinxtra chief executive, Loic Barancourt, said, “Australian and New Zealander businesses are early adopters of IoT and we have already identified a huge demand for innovative applications in multiple sectors, such as asset tracking and asset management, smart metering for utilities, smart irrigation, crop monitoring and cattle tracking for the agriculture, as well as a wide range of smart city solutions.”
“As a provider of the SIGFOX device-to-Cloud offer, the most mature LPWA-based IoT connectivity solution, our role is to help make these exciting opportunities a reality.”
SIGFOX executive vice-president of networks and operators, Rodolphe Baronnet-Fruges, said, “As a SIGFOX Network Operator and member of our ecosystem, Thinxtra will receive across-the-board support and tooling for deployment, customer service and collaboration with its partners to create and roll out new IoT solutions.”