Microsoft backs Sigfox on IoT data collection and cloud integration

April 04, 2016 // By Julien Happich
IoT network infrastructure provider Sigfox announced it will integrate the Sigfox Cloud with Microsoft Azure IoT Hub, enabling its customers to use data for real-time analytics.

Currently operating in 14 countries, including the U.S., and registering over 7 million devices in its network, Sigfox provides subscription-based low-power, wide-area (LPWA) communications dedicated to the Internet of Things.

Under the new partnership, Sigfox’s cloud-to-cloud integration which will be available to both Sigfox and Microsoft customers, will allow users to use both Sigfox’s low-power, wide-area network and the power of advanced analytics and storage on Microsoft Azure to collect, analyze and visualize large quantities of operational data produced by their connected devices and applications. 

“Integration with Microsoft Azure IoT Hub in SIGFOX’s Cloud is a key step in the evolution of the IoT, providing customers with a great alternative to investing large amounts of resources to develop and manage data storage and management themselves,” said Stuart Lodge, Sigfox executive vice president global sales and partners.

“We are thrilled to have Microsoft as part of our global ecosystem as it will empower our customers’ asset management tool efficiency and lower their costs”.

The two companies are already working together on both startup opportunities and large-scale joint projects with customers around the world.

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