SigFox has plans to deploy the SigFox network across Germany, the worlds fourth-largest economy.The deployment marks the 14th country where the SigFox network is deployed or under national deployment. Ambitions are to have the network operating nationwide before the end of 2017.
In addition to bringing the benefits of energy efficient and low-cost IoT wide area network coverage to German companies, entrepreneurs and developers, the deployment will extend the SigFox network to a contiguous area of Western Europe stretching from the Mediterranean Sea to Scandinavia.
The deployment of the network in Germany will allow SigFox partners to develop products and IoT solutions for all market segments. Primary market segments include consumer and industrial goods, manufacturing industries, the supply chain, asset management, predictive maintenance and a variety of applications supporting Industry 4.0. Also known as the fourth industrial revolution, Industry 4.0 is Germanys major initiative for smart manufacturing.
Germany is a very important market for SigFox and our commitment to deploy a national network reflects this. SigFox is building a strong ecosystem of partners across the IoT value chain and Germany has many market-leading companies whose influence extends worldwide, said Stuart Lodge, SigFoxs executive vice president for global sales and partners.