“Our network is truly unlocking the promise of the Internet of Things. Together with existing connectivity, such as street-level WiFi, these cities are becoming hubs for digital innovation. A whole host of smart city and intelligent building applications can now deliver strong benefits – from smart parking and waste level monitoring through to connected smoke alarms” Wendy McMillan, Managing Director of Smart Metering and Machine-to-Machine solutions, Arqiva.
Arqiva is building the SIGFOX network in the UK and the first sites are now live across ten of the UK’s largest cities. The network will make it simple and affordable to connect millions of “things”, helping cities and businesses to improve services, reduce costs and protect property and people.
By becoming the SIGFOX Network Operator in the UK, Arqiva has strengthened its position as a leading provider of machine-to-machine connectivity services.
Arqiva, the communications infrastructure and media services company, operates at the heart of the broadcast, satellite and mobile communications markets. The company is at the forefront of network solutions and services in the digital world. Arqiva provides much of the infrastructure behind television, radio, satellite and wireless communications in the UK. Customers include major broadcasters such as the BBC, ITV, BSkyB and the independent radio groups, major telco providers including the UK's four mobile network operators, and the emergency services.
Watch a video about the types of Things that can already be connected in cities and buildings today, using the SIGFOX IoT network.