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Thinxtra expands IoT network in Hong Kong

Adrian M. Reodique | Dec. 19, 2016
By early next year, businesses in the city-state can leverage Thinxtra’s LPWA network to develop IoT solutions.

Businesses in Hong Kong will soon be able to tap on Thinxtra's low-power wide area (LPWA) network to design and deliver Internet of Things (IoT) solutions.

Thinxtra, an IoT infrastructure provider in Asia Pacific (APAC), is expanding its LPWA network beyond Australia and New Zealand to nurture local IoT partners in Hong Kong as part of a global ecosystem of device makers, platform suppliers, system integrators, and solution developers.

The network will be launched in early 2017, and will be a territory-wide open IoT LPWA network that will linked to other 28 nationwide Sigfox networks globally. Thinxtra is the exclusive operator of Sigfox in Australia, New Zealand, and Hong Kong.

In line, IoT solutions that will be developed in country could be exported around the world. Thinxtra is also now working with the Hong Kong Science and Technology Park for research and development, as well as in designing the devices, sensors, and solutions.

Thinxtra noted that local businesses will benefit from access to other global IoT network, with their solutions and services spanning from logistics, building and infrastructure management, utilities, healthcare, to environmental monitoring.  

"We're bringing our expertise and experience to Hong Kong to support its ongoing transformation into a smart city and a leader in IoT adoption and development," said Murray Hankinson, Managing Director of Thinxtra Asia, in a press release.

"We also see great potential for Hong Kong to be a world-leading design and manufacturing hub for IoT innovation, and we're investing here to support this growth," Hankinson added.

 

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