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Sigfox brings in on-demand IoT services

Sigfox brings in on-demand IoT services

Sigfox is now providing IoT connectivity services on-demand, with only a few online clicks and a credit card payment required.

Sigfox has selected Stripe to provide the online payment infrastructure. IoT devices connect with Sigfox’s network using the internet to transmit small amounts of data over long ranges. The connectivity does not require SIM cards.

The on-demand Discovery option provides a pricing option for up to 10,000 devices, based on the number of devices used and the number of messages sent. Customers have up to one year to activate their subscriptions, then one entire year of fully prepaid connectivity.

The Enterprise service is for larger implementations of over 10,000 devices, and brings the additional benefits of a longer activation period, multi-year subscriptions, an account manager and dedicated technical assistance.

Nicolas Poussier, product manager at Sigfox, said: “Stripe has been instrumental in democratising access to online payments and payouts for millions of companies, making it easier for them to expand into some of the largest and fastest growing markets in the world. This resonated with our mission to make the Internet of Things available to all.”

Among the 75 countries covered by the Sigfox network, companies from 28 different countries so far can now buy subscriptions online.