Sigfox Introduces Canada’s First Ever National IoT Network
Sigfox Canada is bringing a new level of connectivity for Canadian businesses by leveraging a low-power wide area network (LPWAN) technology capable of supporting deployments from millions of IoT sensors stretching from St. John’s all the way to Vancouver, British Columbia with more coverage underway.
“We are thrilled to bring the Sigfox Global Network to Canada,” says Kent Rawlings, President of Sigfox Canada. “We are building a national IoT network capable of connecting millions of individual devices that will forever change the way businesses and cities operate. We look forward to furthering innovation in Canada and creating a more connected world using the Sigfox low-power wide area network. It’s with Sigfox Canada’s ultimate goal to give the entire country the opportunity to use IoT connectivity that we’ll change the way businesses measure and monitor their daily operations.”
The new network’s extended coverage is projected to cover more than 14 million Canadians in cities, towns, airports and universities by the end of June of this year. Sigfox will also extend its services and confirmed it will be live in every province around the same time. The company boasts a 90-day turnaround for building coverage.
“We want to solve the problems that are holding back the proliferation of IoT by creating a national low-cost network, using devices that require minimal power and simple communication technology to easily provide connectivity to any device or object,” said Rawlings. “Our management team has more than 60 years of experience in telecommunications, and we understand the intricacies involved in building and operating high-performing networks. Once Sigfox Canada is fully deployed, anyone will be able to connect anything to the Internet of Things using one of our Sigfox enabled devices.”