Internet of Things

French start-up agrees deal with Iranian internet provider to deploy IoT services

A French start-up company has agreed a deal with a leading Iranian network provider as they announced plans to roll-out IoT services across the country. Some of the services that will be made available to residents in Iran; include the introduction of Intelligent Transportation and gas meters you can monitor from your smartphone.

French start-up, Sig-Fox operates a wireless IoT network which connects a range of IoT applications which enables users to control and monitor everything from fridges to city-wide metro systems by connecting remote sensors with computers, mobile phones and smart watches. Sig-Fox penned a deal with Iranian internet provider Parsnet to deploy its services nationwide in Iran by June, 2017. The organization, feel the collaboration and introduction of IoT services will significantly improve the country’s economy.

Head of Parsnet, Ahmad Jafarabadi, confirmed that Iran will be the 31st country to deploy Sig-Fox’s network. In a statement released by the company, he said: “The arrival of this global connectivity solution opens the door to new economically competitive and energy-efficient services for Iranian businesses.”

Parsnet’s parent company is Pars-Online and is recognized as one of the country’s biggest internet providers. Iran has a population of 80 million – 30 of which use smartphones, with local media reporting that a third of the nation has access to the internet.

Sig-Fox is headquartered in France’s ‘IoT Valley’ which is located close to Toulouse, this announcement comes over a year after an accord came into effect between Iran and other world powers in relation to removing economic sanctions in exchange for limits on Tehran’s nuclear program.