The advance of Sigfox in the IoT space continues: the global 0G network and cloud provider for industrial data has announced the addition of Ukraine to its coverage area.
In fact, Sigfox, in partnership with local company Utilix.one, has now launched its network for IoT in Ukraine. The newly formed Sigfox Ukraine will create a nationwide 0G network, covering 85 per cent of the population, large industrial sites and logistic hubs.
The 0G network is described by Sigfox as a dedicated, low-bandwidth wireless network specifically designed to connect simple, low-powered and low-cost IoT devices to the internet.
As well as noting that the network will allow millions of sensors, metering and other devices to connect through low-power, simple and inexpensive radio modules, Sigfox also notes that corporations that operate internationally will be able to seamlessly use and benefit from Sigfox’s network securely across more than 70 countries and regions without expensive and complicated roaming systems.
In fact today, the network is available in 72 countries, with 1.3 billion people covered. It’s also ISO 9001-certified and surrounded by a large ecosystem of partners and IoT key players,
So what is the appeal of IoT for Ukraine? As Glen Robinson, SVP global sales & marketing at Sigfox, says, the country is the third-largest supplier of agricultural products into European communities and the second largest supplier of eco products.
He adds: “With the launch of the Sigfox 0G network in Ukraine we enable end-to-end supply chain and logistics visibility across Poland, Czech Republic, Germany, France and many other European countries with a Sigfox network.”