Thinxtra announced today that the Sigfox network is now covering 62% of the population in Australia and 73% of the population in New Zealand, and is committed to covering 95% of the population of both countries before the end of 2017.
To enable such rapid and record breaking deployment, Thinxtra had partnered with infrastructure and network experts in ANZ, having previously signed a strategic partnership with Kordia in New Zealand and also now signing partnerships with TransGrid and BAI Communications to gain access to towers and rooftops. Thinxtra has also launched a Smart Councils Program to provide 50 Councils in Australia with free coverage to further increase network penetration into regional and rural areas.
To support the rapid infrastructure deployment, Thinxtra has built a Network Operating Center in its headquarters in Sydney to display and monitor all the base stations installed in both countries. This is part of Thinxtra’s commitment to provide strong SLAs (Service Level Agreements) of 98.5% up time of connectivity.
Thinxtra is empowering Australia and New Zealand’s Internet of Things by deploying SIGFOX world-leading LPWAN connectivity as well as building a full eco-system of IoT solutions and services to enable the non-connected to connect, to increase productivity, accelerate decision making, improve quality of service and solve problems in an economic and connected manner.
Thinxtra was launched in 2015 and is backed by a consortium of strategic investors including cornerstone investor Rakon Limited, a NZX-listed high-tech leader in innovation of communications technology. The network roll out in Australia and New Zealand is well on track to meet its target of covering 95% of the ANZ population with SIGFOX connectivity by the end of 2017.
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Renald Gallis – VP Marketing & Ecosystem
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