Altice and its subsidiary SFR, the second-largest French global telecommunications operator has inked a partnership with SIGFOX to integrate its Internet-of-Things(IoT) connectivity in the group’s service offering in France and internationally. Together the companies plan to offer complementary connectivity solutions starting today that democratize the IoT in all sectors of the economy and expand the offer of connected solutions for businesses and consumers.
SIGFOX's partnership with Altice will extend in all territories where the group is present, including Portugal with Portugal Telecom, the U.S. and Israel. According to SIGFOX, it plans to cover more than 30 countries with its network.
In France, where the network already covers 92% of the population, this partnership will allow the customers of SFR to benefit from the best of the two offers: high bandwidth and low bandwidth, where they will use SIGFOX connectivity as a complement to existing connectivity solutions such as 4G or WiFi.