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Sigfox Rolls Out IoT Network in Brazil

Brazil is the 18th country to get the Sigfox treatment.

April 29, 2016

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LABEGE, France -- SIGFOX, the world’s leading provider of dedicated communications service for the Internet of Things (IoT), and WND, the company launched to extend SIGFOX’s network across Latin America, today announced they have begun deploying SIGFOX’s dedicated IoT network throughout Brazil, starting with Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo. This new deployment marks the addition of the 18th country where SIGFOX is present and SIGFOX’s footprint on all continents. “GSMA Intelligence reports that Brazil is the world’s fourth-largest machine-to-machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) market, which makes the country another major, strategic part of SIGFOX’s goal of establishing one global, seamless IoT network for billions of objects,” said Rodolphe Baronnet-Frugès, SIGFOX executive vice-president networks & operators.

“This deployment with WND also marks SIGFOX’s launch in Latin America, with more countries soon to follow, as we expand our coverage throughout the whole region,” he said. “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.”

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. During his 20 years in investment-banking services, Bataillard held different executive positions at Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan. Co-founder of Inquam/Zapp with Qualcomm in 2000, he gained extensive experience starting and running cellular networks.

“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,” Bataillard said. “Brazil and Latin America are huge markets for SIGFOX’s IoT solution, and we are very excited to quickly offer its services throughout the region.”

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