SIGFOX IoT network to expand to Singapore

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Dedicated IoT service provider SIGFOX has teamed up with IoT network operator UnaBiz and power producer ENGIE to deploy the SIGFOX global network in Singapore.

The partners have initiated a whole-of-nation program encompassing infrastructure, policies, ecosystem and capabilities to help support Singapore's Smart Nation initiative.

The companies expect to be able to offer nationwide coverage by early next year due to the far lighter infrastructure requirement for the IoT network compared to traditional wireless networks.

UnaBiz will act as the exclusive SINGFOX network operator in Singapore, and will lead the nationwide rollout.

“Singapore is SIGFOX’s first deployment in Asia and home to its regional headquarters,” commented Meng Fair Tung, deputy director for infocomms and media at the Singapore Economic Development board.

“This is testament to Singapore's strategic positioning as a leading global connectivity hub and a gateway for high-growth businesses to address the opportunities presented in this region. he rollout of SIGFOX’s global network in Singapore with ENGIE and UnaBiz marks an important milestone in strengthening Singapore as a Smart Nation and global player in the Internet of Things.”

SIGFOX aims to expand its IoT network to cover more than 30 countries worldwide by the end of the year.

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