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apacciooutlook | Tuesday, November 15, 2016
JAPAN: Sigfox- a global communication solution provider powering the Internet of Things (IoT) - partners with KYOCERA Communication Systems (KCCS) to announce the nationwide roll-out of the Sigfox network in Japan. KCCS, a supplier of electronic components and semiconductor packages, will introduce the Sigfox network in Japan to create applications and contribute to the global development of the Sigfox network to meet the fourth industrial revolution challenge.
Global scalability, cost and energy consumption have been the three greatest barriers to IoT mass adoption. Sigfox aims to enter the global IoT market to breaking down these barriers. The company has adopted a unique approach of rolling out the first global IoT network to listen to billions of objects broadcasting data, without the need to establish and maintain network connections. This initiative reduces energy consumption and costs, driving the IoT mass market deployment. KCCS targets applications across all vertical markets, focusing primarily on public utility, infrastructure, healthcare, logistics, agriculture and manufacturing industries.
“As the third largest IoT market in the world, Japan is strategic for Sigfox, both for its significance as a connected market in its own right, and as a key global contributor to the development of smart connected devices fuelling the growth of the internet of things worldwide. We expect exponential growth in demand to connect millions of devices over a simple, low cost, low power and long range network. We look forward to a strong partnership with KCCS to drive the expansion of the Japanese IoT market,’’ says Roswell Wolff, President, Sigfox Asia Pacific.