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By staying in its niche, Sigfox is on its way to its 10m-device target

Towards the end of last month, low power WAN specialist Sigfox held its annual Sigfox Connect event, in which a number of announcements were made which clarify the future direction of the company. Some of the French firm’s grander claims have proved overblown in the past, but if it succeeds this time it could be on the way to finally breaking the 10m device barrier. At the show, Sigfox announced that 53 countries now had active Sigfox networks, thanks to the recent addition of Austria, Guatemala, Honduras, Kenya, Lichtenstein, Norway, Peru, and Romania. In total, Sigfox claims that its network, which is installed and run by Sigfox Network Operators (SNOs) under exclusive licenses, covers 1bn people. SqwidNet, the South African…

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