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Telefonica integrates Sigfox into its IoT platform

Telefonica has announced that it has signed a deal with Sigfox to integrate Sigfox’s LPWAN offerings into its global managed connectivity platform services. It looks like a big win for Sigfox, and an extension of its channel strategy, and comes as the company considers its plans for IPOs in the coming year. Thanks to the deal, Telefonica gets another tool in its belt, to use when targeting new IoT projects. However, the emerging LTE Cat-M1 and NB-IoT standards are potential rivals for Sigfox, in this cellular ecosystem, and it will be interesting to see how this plays out. Sigfox is perfectly happy acting as redundancy connectivity, but there is a chance that NB-IoT could poach that function over time. Telefonica…

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