NETTROTTER, Recently Incorporated Subsidiary of EI Towers, Will Bring Dedicated IoT Network to One of Europe’s Largest and Most Dynamic Markets.
SIGFOX, the world’s leading provider of dedicated cellular connectivity for the Internet of Things (IoT), EI Towers and NETTROTTER today announced their partnership to roll out the SIGFOX IoT network across Italy.
Currently deployed in nine countries and registering 5 million devices, SIGFOX is the only IoT dedicated connectivity solution commercially available today and that guarantees a high level of service and reliability. SIGFOX’s easily integrated and cost-effective connectivity solution enables years-to-decades of battery life for connected devices in all business and industry sectors, on a global scale.
With this partnership, Italy becomes the 10th country to receive SIGFOX network nationwide coverage. As a SIGFOX Network Operator, NETTROTTER will provide two-way subscription-based connectivity to Italian customers, and will work closely with SIGFOX and IT developers and device makers to integrate the SIGFOX protocol into a wide range of applications.
NETTROTTER’s share capital is controlled by EI Towers, having as minority shareholder Thinktank 2000, owned by Carlos Lambarri, a veteran executive in the telecom industry and former chief executive of several international subsidiaries of Telecom Italia.
With more of 7 million object connections, Italy is one of the biggest M2M markets in Europe and it presents a stirring annual growth expectation for the coming years.
Carlos Lambarri, NETTROTTER’s CEO, said:
“Italian IoT customers are keen to adopt new, beneficial technology applications across multiple sectors such as smart cities, health care, manufacturing, construction, transportation and safety and security.”
“The SIGFOX network is key to NETTROTTER’s plan to install and operate the IoT throughout Italy, because it provides highly scalable connectivity at low-cost and very low energy consumption for connected devices.”
“The new IoT network to be developed by our new subsidiary NETTROTTER is a clear example of our commitment to innovation, and it will allow us to create new services and to enhance our portfolio by leveraging our existing core business”, said Guido Barbieri, co-CEO of EI Towers.
“This partnership with EI Towers and NETTROTTER is another great example of SIGFOX’s ability to work with entrepreneurial companies that want to rapidly roll out our network across a large area. Coupled with EI Towers’ excellent footprint, it will quickly implement a vital IoT ecosystem in Italy,” said Rodolphe Baronnet-Frugès, SIGFOX executive vice president of networks and operators. “Italy has a very dynamic electronic industry at the forefront of the world IoT industry. We are excited to work with our partners and assist in bridging the Italian IoT initiatives to the rest of the world.”
As part of its global expansion, SIGFOX recently announced that its network will be installed in 10 major U.S. cities by Q1 2016: San Francisco, New York, Boston, Los Angeles, Chicago, Austin, Houston, Atlanta, Dallas and San Jose.