SIGFOX implements the first international network dedicated to the Internet of Things and to machine-to-machine communications
The costs of communications and energy consumption are the main obstacles to the emergence of the Internet of Things. SIGFOX, created in Toulouse by Ludovic Le Moan, a Grenoble INP – Ensimag graduate and Christophe Fourtet, operates the first international cellular network exclusively dedicated to the Internet of Things (IoT) and to machine-to-machine (M2M) communications.
This network complements the current high-speed connection offerings through an economical and low-consumption two-way transmission of short messages. By removing the cost and energy consumption obstacles, SIGFOX enables the implementation of a multitude of connected objects. With an ever-increasing demand and an order intake already amounting to over 5 million connections, the company aims to meet two major goals: the worldwide deployment of its connectivity and the preparation of its forthcoming IPO. The SIGFOX network is already operational in France, The Netherlands, Spain and in several major cities (Moscow, Munich, etc.) and is set to be deployed in The United Kingdom and in Silicon Valley. It covers more than one million square kilometres across the world. In April 2014, Anne Lauvergeon was appointed Chairperson of the SIGFOX Board of Directors. She draws on her industrial experience, her expertise of international markets, her knowledge of innovation and Internet of Things to guide SIGFOX in its development.