SigFox co-founders Ludovic Le Moan and Christophe Fourtet have created the SigFox Foundation, established to bring the benefits of the Internet of Things (IoT) to nonprofit, humanitarian causes around the world.
Structured around an endowment fund, the Paris-based foundation will support programs that are designed to protect people and the environment, improve health care and social ties, with the contribution of the companys network and the best-associated resources.
The announcement coincides with the news that SigFox has deployed its network at the Princess Elisabeth Antarctica Research Station. The network in the worlds harshest climate was deployed to ensure the safety and security of the crew and its equipment during research operations at the Belgian governments 2015-16 BELARE expedition.
This is the first time that IoT network coverage has been deployed on the continent, where electronic communication has been limited to short-range radio and satellite communication.