thinxtra_sigfox-so_lr-1LABEGE, France and HONG KONG, China, Dec 15, 2016 – Sigfox, the world’s leading provider of connectivity for the internet of things (IoT), and Thinxtra, the Sigfox Operator in Australia and New Zealand, today announced an agreement to roll-out Sigfox’ IoT network in Hong Kong SAR (Special Administrative Region) in 2017.

The Hong Kong SAR Government has addressed the importance of IoT in its agenda. The 2014 Digital 21 (the blueprint for Information Technology and Communications (ICT) development) has recognized IoT as one of the latest technologies Hong Kong should adopt and champion, and the 2015 Policy Address introduced a new initiative “Energizing Kowloon East” aiming to carry out a pilot study in that district to examine the feasibility of developing a Smart City.

The IoT space opens up new and exciting opportunities by connecting the physical world to the Internet. In just five years, the company has built a global wireless network that provides a simple, efficient…

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