SIGFOX Partners Brazilian Firm WND to Start IoT Deployment Across Brazil

SIGFOX Partners Brazilian Firm WND to Start IoT Deployment Across Brazil Image Credit: Sigfox

SIGFOX has partnered with Brazilian firm WND to extend Internet-of-Things(IoT) across Latin America. Both companies have begun deploying SIGFOX’s dedicated IoT network throughout Brazil, starting with Rio de Janeiro and SãoPaulo. This new deployment marks the addition of the 18th country where SIGFOX is present.

WND was founded in 2015 by Chris Bataillard, an entrepreneur and active founder, angel investor and advisor in a number of telecommunications and high-tech companies. In partnership with Thought Creator, an IoT device maker and solution provider in Portugal, WND has developed a low-cost geolocation device specifically for the Latin American asset-tracking market, with a battery life of more than a year. The geolocation device supports simple but essential applications enabled by the IoT, including the tracking of people’s belongings in near real-time on their mobile phones.

By starting the deployment in Rio de Janeiro, the two companies expect to have citywide network coverage by July. SIGFOX also expects the network to be operational in SãoPaulo, a city of more than 11 million people, in September 2016. The top 10 urban areas, representing one-third of Brazil’s 210 million population, will be covered by September 2017, said SIGFOX in a statement.

Rodolphe Baronnet-Frugès, SIGFOX executive vice-president networks & operators
We are delighted to work closely with WND Brasil, subsidiary of WND and the SIGFOX Network Operator in the country, to deploy the network and develop the business in this major market.

Chris Bataillard, Founder & CEO of WND
SIGFOX’s rapid expansion in the U.S., Europe, Asia Pacific and the Middle East demonstrates the universal appeal of its IoT network and ecosystem, which enable SIGFOX Network Operators to very quickly provide their customers with low-cost, energy-efficient connectivity for an extensive range of applications.

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

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