San Francisco Gets Its Own Cellular Network For The ‘Internet Of Things’

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Internet Of Things: Sigfox’s answer is a wireless network that specializes in communicating with millions of low-power devices that don’t deal with large streams of data. The Toulouse, France-based company’s network is already covering almost all of France and Spain.

Now Sigfox is pushing hard into the US. At an event on Tuesday, the company is announcing it has complete coverage of San Francisco, and is planning an Internet Of Things coverage for a total of 10 US cities by the first quarter of 2016: San Francisco, New York, Boston, Los Angeles, Chicago, Austin, Houston, Atlanta, Dallas and San Jose. Allen Proithis, a former HP executive, is leading this US rollout as Sigfox’s president of North America and the regional headquarters will be based in Boston.

For the San Francisco rollout, Sigfox has around 20 of its briefcase-sized base stations on the top of buildings around the city. It partnered with the city of San Francisco to reserve space on these buildings to push for Internet Of Things.

Adapted from Forbes

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