19 February 2020
Sigfox officially launches its operation in Indonesia
Sigfox’s 0G network for IoT has officially in operation in Indonesia covering Greater Jakarta and Bandung
Officiate collaboration with Institut Teknologi Bandung
On February 20, 2020 Sigfox Indonesia officially launches its 0G network for IoT operation in Indonesia. In the first stage, Sigfox network is available in Greater Jakarta Area and Bandung. The launch of Sigfox 0G network is a part to support in advancing the use of IoT in Indonesia to further Indonesia’s readiness to embrace technology and its entrance to the Industrial Revolution 4.0.
Sigfox Indonesia CEO, Johnny Swandi Sjam said: “IoT is a technology that can revolutionize and could answer a lot of human problems in every sector for a better quality of life. Today’s is our first step into making that a realization in focusing to provide the best technological experience for both our customers and partners.”
Sigfox is really focused on providing the best experience for both customers and partners. For customers, Sigfox’s 0G network will ease them in doing effective and efficient business processes, decision making can be done faster and better addressed. Cross border/nation corporation can easily track delivery process seamlessly through Sigfox’s network that is available in more than 70 countries, securely with low power and low cost because there is no roaming charge. For device makers, application developers and System Integrator partners, Sigfox opens opportunities to build and grow IoT businesses through providing IoT solutions for their customers and encouraging local IT professionals grow their capabilities through the Sigfox ecosystem.
Sigfox’s representative, Roswell Wolff, President Sigfox Asia Pacific, commenting on the official launch said: “Indonesia is one of our most important markets and we are excited to see the launch of Sigfox Indonesia at this time. The rapid expansion of IoT, estimated at between IDR444 trillion to IDR 1,620 trillion by 2025 for the IoT market in Indonesia, demonstrates that the demand for IoT will need a wide variety of IoT solutions to deliver value its users. Requirements are growing across all vertical sectors in Industry 4.0, smart cities, logistics & supply chain, automotive, utilities, etc., and backed by strong government support. Sigfox IoT service offerings are ideally suited to the unique economic and social values required in these applications and many more. We look forward to growing our business and establishing broad partnerships bringing value across Indonesia.”
Sigfox Indonesia initially will offer two sensing devices, Personal Tracker, mostly beneficial for tracking vehicles for personal vehicles and whereabout; and Wallet Tracker that can be used as employee ID that can be monitored through apps.
For that, Sigfox Indonesia initiated collaborations to develop sensing device and applications developed by local IT professionals not only for manufacture industries and business in general but also utilizing IoT for property developers, farming, fisheries and many more. Sigfox is making an IoT ecosystem through a collaboration and MoU with Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB) focusing on supporting in development Indonesian high quality talent pool through educations about IoT technology and maximizing their potential to create a sophisticated sensing device and can be marketed domestically and internationally through Sigfox app market available in more than 70 countries.
Bpk Johnny Sjam said further: “Through the official launch we are aiming to create an implementable IoT suitable for Indonesia to answer the needs from various industry sectors. We are encouraging everybody to be ready, eager and able to utilize the ever-growing technology. We are collaborating with Institut Teknologi Bandung who will be our partner in developing the Sigfox ecosystem and support the app development and sensing device makers growth in Indonesia.”
After the official network operation launch, Sigfox Indonesia will continue proactively conducting collaborations with various sectors, communities, institutions and other corporations to enable an viable IoT ecosystems into a realizations that keep on providing innovations, efficiency, and increased productivity in using IoT technology that is low powered, long lasting suited to the needs of Indonesian archipelago to support Indonesia’s full entry into Industry 4.0.