As announced, this partnership will enable Sigfox, the 0G network and IoT platform services provider to rapidly accelerate its “Massive IoT” agenda – processing billions of messages each month from objects connected to the internet using data stored in the cloud.
“Google Cloud is proud to support Sigfox and provide an IoT leader with more reliability and flexibility as the company takes the next steps of its development. Sigfox’s use of Google Cloud technology is the perfect illustration of how we’re helping innovative companies grow and thrive and better serve their customers,” said Samuel Bonamigo, VP Sales, EMEA South, Google Cloud.
Sigfox claims that choosing Google Cloud as the backbone for Sigfox’s 0G network will bring better scale, increased reliability, and best-of-breed compliance and security to its platform. Furthermore, the company expects Google Cloud to also enable faster improvements to Sigfox’s connectivity, geolocation, and other value-added services towards ultra-low-cost and ultra-low-power IoT solutions.
“We chose Google Cloud because we share the same appetite for driving digital transformation through helpful, reliable and sustainable innovation. With this partnership, Google Cloud technology will support us in becoming the global leader in ultra-low-cost, ultra-low-power asset visibility and tracking,”said Franck Siegel, Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Sigfox.
According to Sigfox, this shift to the cloud will be a transformation for many of the applications across the range of industries in which Sigfox operates including supply chain and logistics, automotive, postal services and utilities. Additionally, the transformation will include the Sigfox auto parts solution which tracks components on their journeys between assembly plants and suppliers with sensor-equipped containers as well as Sigfox’s solutions for utility companies that digitize the data collection of gas consumption meters, retrofitted Network Controlling Units and smart features.