Sigfox operator Thinxtra announced that its IoT network in Hong Kong now covers more than 90% of the territory, thanks to its partnership with broadband operator HKBN.
As the exclusive Hong Kong network operator of Sigfox and one of the first wireless IoT license holders in the city, Thinxtra says that it has built a cost-effective, secure and extensive LPWA network, and that its gateways enable Hong Kong-wide adoption of IoT solutions, in logistics, construction, smart facility management, health, household, industrial machinery and smart-city apps.
“Since launching in Hong Kong late last year, Thinxtra has been focused on two important tasks: nurturing the local IoT ecosystem to stimulate innovation and rolling out the network to make such innovation possible,” said Murray Hankinson, managing director of Thinxtra Asia. “Devices can also roam freely without extra cost to Malaysia, Thailand, Taiwan, Singapore, Australia, New Zealand, Europe and the USA with the whole of Asia expected to be covered by 2019.”
Hankinson added that its partnership with broadband operator HKBN helped to accelerate the deployment of the LPWA network.
Joe Sun, general manager of Thinxtra’s Hong Kong operations added that with 90+% coverage, the network is effectively at “full coverage” and that IoT solutions can now be connected across the city for as little as $20 per year.
“We continue to support practical IoT solutions and innovation in Hong Kong, and Thinxtra continues to collaborate on IoT R&D with the HKSTP, working with the SCC and other local partners on the design of devices, sensors and solutions,” he said.