Proving the Business Case for the Internet of Things

Sigfox expands remote meter reading to Mauritius and French Overseas Territories

Steve Rogerson
February 16, 2016
 
Sigfox has announced coverage partnerships with wireless network operators in Mauritius and the French Overseas Territories for remote meter reading and remote energy-use payments.
 
The network operators are Viti in French Polynesia,  IDEO Caraïbes in Guadeloupe, Martinique and French Guiana, and IO Connect in Mayotte, Reunion Island and the island nation of Mauritius.
 
With cities of high urban density, remote rural areas, dense forests and extensive maritime business and recreational activities, the territories present opportunities for a broad range of cost-effective and energy-efficient IoT services. These including remote meter reading and remote energy-use payment, assistance monitoring for dependent persons, connected car parks, location of ships and people at sea, coastal surveillance and sustainable agricultural irrigation.
 
“Sigfox’s dedicated IoT network enables innovative, cost-effective solutions for multiple services, many of which are yet to be developed,” said Rodolphe Baronnet-Frugès, executive vice-president for Sigfox. “By providing those territories access to Sigfox communications service, the new SNOs will connect their customers to a rapidly growing global network and launch the creation of a local IoT ecosystem that will help develop innovative, new services.”
 
The Sigfox network is available or being deployed in 13 countries. Wherever the network is deployed, the French company assures availability of its communications service and access to its global ecosystem of manufacturers of components and objects, as well as integrators and IoT platform developers.