Thinxtra’s Sigfox IoT network now enables business and government in Hong Kong to connect without the hassles that come with private network deployment.
IoT service provider Thinxtra has announced that Hong Kong’s first IoT network has achieved full deployment and covers more than 90% of the country. It uses the SigFox network, giving business, government, and citizens the means to connect without the need for costly, often insecure and complicated private network deployment.
SigFox, the first global cellular network fully dedicated to the IoT, has formed a key infrastructure already supporting industry 4.0 and smart cities. Thinxtra is the exclusive operator of SigFox in Hong Kong and the first to hold a wireless IoT license, and they assure their network is secure, comprehensive and cost-effective. Thinxtra’s LPWA gateways hope to speed adoption of the IoT in construction, facility management, smart cities, industrial usage, logistics and consumer use cases.
“The widespread implementation of IoT devices will help enhance Hong Kong’s economic competitiveness and quality of life. Since launching in Hong Kong late last year, Thinxtra has been focused on two important tasks: nurturing the local IoT ecosystem to stimulate innovation and rolling out the network to make such innovation possible,” said Murray Hankinson, Managing Director of Thinxtra Asia. “Devices can also roam freely without extra cost to Malaysia, Thailand, Taiwan, Singapore, Australia, New Zealand, Europe and the USA with the whole of Asia expected to be covered by 2019.”
The Hong Kong network connects to Thinextra networks in Australia and New Zealand and is part of a global network that gives access to over 800 million people around the world.
Joe Sun, General Manager of Thinxtra’s Hong Kong Operations added, “We are delighted to announce that the network has reached full coverage and solutions can now be connected, across Hong Kong, for as little as $20 per year. We continue to support practical IoT solutions and innovation in Hong Kong, Thinxtra continues to collaborate on IoT R&D with the HKSTP, working with the SCC (Smart City Consortium) and other local partners on the design of devices, sensors, and solutions.”