In Europe, global provider of cellular connectivity, Sigfox has announced that it plans to work with Danish developers and business to deploy energy-efficient Internet of Things network in the Scandinavian country.
Headquartered in Toulouse, France, Sigfox will manage the rollout of the network through IoT Denmark A/S, the SIGFOX network operator for Denmark.
IoT Denmark will work with developers and the business sector to grow the Danish IoT ecosystem and provide connectivity subscriptions to customers.
According to IoT Denmark’s CEO and founding partner, Daniel Bachman, the partnership with Sigfox is aimed at encouraging Danish entrepreneurs, engineers and others to create new IoT applications and projects that are supported by the cost-effective IoT network.
He added: “Demand for Sigfox’s low-cost, energy-efficient connectivity and its unmatched data capacity and reliability is very strong in Denmark, and we are in discussions with several future partners who are eager to begin using the network.”
Energy efficient, low-cost connectivity
The Ultra Narrow Band (UNB) technology provided by Sigfox provides scalable, long-range, two-way connectivity for connecting devices fit for deployment in major cities.
Bachman added: “We compared a variety of IoT network solutions, and determined that SIGFOX is the only one that is truly open to device manufacturers, and that can reliably handle the very large number of devices that will be connected across Denmark.”
The company claims that through its SIGFOX Ready™ programme, compatible devices have optimal radio performance.
The company partners with other component providers to the energy and utilities industry, including Texas Instruments, Atmel, Silicon Labs, Telit, AXSEM, ATIM and other chipmakers to give IoT users a wide choice of transceivers, systems-on-chips (SoCs) and modules for connecting their devices with its network. This also ensures a truly open approach.
“IoT Denmark understands the demand in both the public and private sectors for SIGFOX’s superior connectivity and is committed to rapidly rolling out the network across the country,” said Rodolphe Baronnet-Frugès, SIGFOX executive vice president of networks and business development.
Network deployment will cover several areas of Denmark by this summer and is expected to be complete by May 2016.