In the past weeks, there has been a lot of news for SigFox. The French startup from Toulouse is developing a dedicated network for connected devices. As we explained it in our article Toward a unified network to enable the Internet of Things?, a dedicated network for the Internet of things seems to be a key element to support the market of the connected devices.
Sigfox recently appointed Anne Lauvergeon as president of the company. Lauvergeon who is the former CEO of Areva, one of the largest providers of nuclear energy, is supposed to help grow SigFox internationally & quickly. Her experience at Areva will also be an asset to address the industrial market.
It is not the only decision SigFox has taken to support its international strategy. Indeed, SigFox just announced that it has closed a deal with the City of San Francisco, to deploy its first Ultra Narrow Band network in the Silicon Valley. Silicon Valley was definitely a coveted spot as its tech-friendly population is already using a lot of connected devices. It is also a good way to gain visibility from the numerous VCs and Business Angels who bet & invest in the Internet of Things.
SigFox has already deployed its network in France, Spain and Russia. Let’s hope Silicon Valley will be its springboard to take over the rest of the world.