Sigfox, Telefónica to offer IoT services worldwide

Sigfox, a provider of connectivity for the Internet of Things (IoT), and Telefónica, a telecommunications company, have struck a global deal to integrate Sigfox´s low-powered connectivity into the operator´s managed connectivity platform, the company said.

The deal is set to accelerate IoT innovation in the market. By complementing Telefónica´s cellular connectivity offerings, with Sigfox´s connectivity solution, its customers can benefit from the best of both worlds when developing new IoT solutions. Depending on their needs, they can choose the most appropriate type of connectivity or combine them, implementing use cases and creating new service opportunities that otherwise may not have been possible.

The deal, set for several millions of connections, is part of Telefónica´s global strategy regarding LPWA, relying on licensed technology as NB-IOT and LTE-M, and non-licensed technology such as SIGFOX, adopting the most appropriate technology to the use case and customer needs.

Sigfox provides connectivity for the Internet of Things (IoT). The company has built a global network to connect billions of devices to the Internet while consuming as little energy as possible, as simply as possible.

Telefónica IoT is the Internet of Things global department at Telefónica, dedicated to developing and implementing IoT solutions in all industry segments. It offers its clients global end-to-end solutions around the world with the very best connectivity, and is available in all countries via its presence there or via roaming agreements and partnerships.