Sigfox is a French company that builds wireless networks to connect low-energy objects such as electricity meters which need to be continuously on and emitting small amounts of data. Its infrastructure is intended to be a contribution to what is known as the Internet of Things (IoT).
SIGFOX was founded in 2009 by Ludovic Le Moan and Christophe Fourtet. A 2015 report noted that France’s government has identified the IoT sector “as an area of strength for the country’s startups,” and that “Sigfox has emerged as one of the country’s biggest names in this field.” A round of funding in February of that year was described as “France’s biggest round of funding ever”.
SIGFOX describes itself as “the first and only company providing global cellular connectivity for the Internet of Things”. Its infrastructure is “completely independent of existing networks, such as telecommunications networks.” SIGFOX seeks to provide the means for the “deployment of billions of objects and thousands of new uses” with the long-term goal of “having petabytes of data produced by everyday objects”.