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Sigfox attempts offensive, with new hardware and 1bn people covered

Towards the end of last month, Sigfox held its Sigfox Connect annual event, in which a number of announcements outlining the future of the unlicensed spectrum LPWAN (U-LPWAN) operator were made. After the great climbdown, we’re treating Sigfox claims with a lot more skepticism than previously, but if accurate, the company might be on a bath to finally breaking the double-digit millions 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 an run by Sigfox Network Operators (SNOs) under exclusive licenses, covers 1bn people. We do disagree with that latter…

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