Australia-based pure-play IoT infrastructure provider Thinxtra has expanded into Hong Kong, with plans to launch Sigfox low-power wide area (LPWA) network in the market early next year.
The company is deploying a territory-wide open IoT LPWA network that connects to other networks based on Sigfox's network technology in 28 countries.
Ahead of the launch, Thinxtra has been working with Hong Kong's Science Park on IoT R&D efforts as well as the design of devices, sensors and services for the network.
Thinxtra is the exclusive Sigfox network operator for Australia, New Zealand and now Hong Kong, and also has LPWA networks covering 62% of the population in Australia and 73% in New Zealand. Now the company is pursuing expansion into the APAC region.
“We’re bringing our expertise and experience to Hong Kong to support its ongoing transformation into a smart city and a leader in IoT adoption and development,” Thinxtra Asia managing director Murray Hankinson said.
“We also see great potential for Hong Kong to be a world-leading design and manufacturing hub for IoT innovation, and we’re investing here to support this growth.”
Sigfox is working with partners to roll out a global LPWA network dedicated to the IoT, designed to meet the low energy consumption and long range requirements for IoT devices.