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Canada’s first coast-to-coast Internet of Things network unveiled by Sigfox
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Canada’s first coast-to-coast Internet of Things network unveiled by Sigfox

Posted by Anasia D'melloApril 9, 2019

Sigfox Canada, the Canadian network operator for the Sigfox Global IoT Network, claims to launch the country’s first national, low-bandwidth, Internet of Things (IoT) network.

Sigfox Canada is using its low-power wide area network (LPWAN) technology through an ecosystem of more than 700 different Sigfox IoT sensors that are live today and have the capacity to support the deployment of millions of IoT sensors from coast-to-coast throughout Canada. The combination of the national network and hundreds of devices will provide Canadian businesses simple and cost-effective connectivity to help drive efficiency in almost every area of their business.

The network is currently live as far east as St. John’s, Newfoundland, and as far west as Vancouver, British Columbia, with coverage continuing to be added weekly. Sigfox Canada aims to build out a network quickly that will meet the demands of customers anywhere in the country.

Through the partnership with the Sigfox Global Network, Sigfox Canada can provide customers with seamless coverage to any of the 60 countries around the world. By offering access to both the Canadian and Global Network, device manufacturers can use the Sigfox development kit to easily enable country-agnostic IoT connected devices.

“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.”

A cost-effective, low-bandwidth, high capacity network, Sigfox Canada will cover more than 14 million Canadians coast-to-coast across cities, towns, airports and universities from east to west by the end of June 2019. Each network base station covers several square kilometers and is capable of receiving up to 10 million messages per day.

“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,” says 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.”

Sigfox Canada currently has service in eight out of the ten provinces today and will be live in every province by the end of June. The network team is capable of building coverage in almost any area within 90 days.

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