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. The network uses the SigFox network, enabling businesses, government, and citizens to connect without costly, often insecure and complicated private network deployment.
SigFox is the first global cellular network fully dedicated to the IoT. It forms a key infrastructure to support industry 4.0 and smart cities. Thinxtra, its exclusive operator and first to hold a wireless IoT license, assures the network’s security, comprehensiveness, and cost effectiveness. The company’s LPWA gateways hope to accelerate IoT adoption in:
- Facility management
- Smart cities
- Industrial usage
- Consumer use
Benefits to Hong Kong
Widespread IoT device implementation will enhance the city’s economic competitiveness and quality of life. Thinkstra’s focus on nurturing the local IoT ecosystem and rolling out networks has already stimulated innovation. Now, devices roam freely without incurring extra cost, to:
- New Zealand
The company expects that it will cover the entire Asian continent 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, Thinxtra’s Hong Kong Operations GM says, “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.”