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SIGFOX grows IoT network to Mexico

SIGFOX grows IoT network to Mexico

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By Jean-Pierre Joosting



IotNet Mexico, the exclusive SIGFOX Network Operator (SNO) in the country, will also focus initially on applications for utilities such as remote metering for water, gas and residential electricity. IotNet Mexico is partnering with WND to provide the SIGFOX connectivity throughout Mexico. WND, founded by Chris Bataillard, an entrepreneur and active founder, investor and advisor at several telecommunications and high-tech companies, kicked off the Latin America expansion with Brazil only two months ago.

Mexico City, with a population of 21 million, provides one of the world’s largest markets for smart-city applications, which Machina Research says will represent one-third of all low-power, wide-area (LPWA) connections in the country. The partners expect city-wide coverage by the end of 2016 and nationwide service availability shortly thereafter.

“As part of a group that is providing utility services to major Mexican companies and is deploying the first metering-as-a-service in the country, we made an extensive comparison of the available LPWA and cellular technologies and concluded SIGFOX was superior in simplicity, choice of hardware vendors and ecosystem support,” said Daniel Guevara, CEO of IotNet Mexico. “But more than that, we chose them for their disruptive business model and their versatile global ecosystem that helps SNOs and their customers quickly implement the IoT.”


The rapidly growing SIGFOX network, which is now present in all continents, provides simple, reliable, energy-efficient and cost-effective connectivity for devices that communicate small messages to the cloud. Its dedicated solution is tailored for smart cities, smart buildings, asset tracking, remote monitoring, utility metering and multiple other applications that will make up the vast majority of IoT use cases. With a unique offer, SIGFOX enables businesses to add new services along with their products, thus creating new business models and generating additional revenues.

As SIGFOX accelerates its Latin American deployment, which started in Brazil in April, Mexico becomes the 21st country to roll out the network. With these two countries alone, SIGFOX will be able to address 53 percent of the Latin American territory and 56 percent of its population.

www.SIGFOX.com
www.iotnet.mx

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