Silicon Valley Rewards SIGFOX
Oct 14, 2013 (M2 PRESSWIRE via COMTEX) --
the Telecom Council, a Silicon Valley think tank and association of telecom companies, has granted SIGFOX a SPIFFY Award in the category of "The most innovative start-up". This award is a confirmation for its disruptive technology and bolsters its business model.
This game-changing innovation is based on a SIGFOX patented UNB - Ultra Narrow Band - technology that allows network operations on unlicensed frequency bands, available worldwide. With very few antennae, this technology provides a very long range of transmissions together with a massive reduction in energy consumption and emitted power. This environmentally friendly network allows SIGFOX customers to reduce their energy consumption and is both safe and user friendly while operating at low cost for all connecting objects.
As the operator, SIGFOX has developed a turnkey offering in the form of a fixed subscription, which covers cellular communication and related services for users to manage connectivity between customers' IT systems and objects.
"SIGFOX's policy to remain operator of its own network was no doubt a factor in the jury's decision. This award is a badge of honour for us and bolsters our growth programme on all continents" explains Ludovic Le Moan, SIGFOX CEO.
The international quality of the jury and the jury members' diverse backgrounds - including operators, manufacturers and service providers - gives the Telecom Council in-depth knowledge of the market and its issues, as well as a broad view of international projects approaching fruition. The decision to elect SIGFOX as the most innovative Telecom start-up confirms the success of the operator's market positioning and the maturity of its offering in a market worth over one trillion dollars.
Paving the way to countless applications and covering all sectors including industry, healthcare, security, transport, environment, energy etc., SIGFOX technology is also praised for the growth prospects of all participants in the market and, ultimately, for the benefit that it provides to users of the network.
The SIGFOX network now covers the whole of France and is currently being rolled out in the Netherlands and Russia. SIGFOX's goal is to cover 60 countries within five years, via its SNO (Sigfox Network Operator) program.
SIGFOX is the first and only cellular network operator entirely dedicated to low bandwidth communications for connected objects. Thanks to its patented UNB technology, SIGFOX is revolutionising the world of M2M and the Internet of Things, by enabling large-scale connection of objects. The network already connects tens of thousands of objects in France and in a few major international cities to the Internet and to its customers' IT systems.
SIGFOX contributes to the Internet of Things what Apple has contributed to mobile applications, namely the facility to create and connect objects to the Internet instead of creating mobile applications and broadcasting them. Expressed differently, SIGFOX contributes to wireless communication networks what Twitter contributes to Web communications, i.e. the ability to communicate the essentials at low cost.
For further information, visit www.sigfox.com.
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