Thinxtra Expands Hong Kong Team to Boost Internet of Things (IoT) Adoption
May 17, 2018
Thinxtra, an Internet of Things (IoT) provider, officially appoint Mr. Joe Sun as general manager of Hong Kong, leading the Hong Kong Thinxtra team's expansion of the IoT network, facilitating local development and implementing IoT solutions.
IoT is a network of physical devices, vehicles, home appliances and other items embedded with electronics, software, sensors, actuators, and connectivity which enables these objects to connect and exchange data. Thinxtra is the exclusive Hong Kong network operator of Sigfox, mature IoT low-power wide-area (LPWA) network, and Hong Kong's first wireless IoT license holder. It is building the infrastructure for cost-effective IoT connectivity in Hong Kong. Deploying Sigfox technology, Thinxtra dedicated to build a truly fit-for-purpose and territory-wide IoT-enabling network in Hong Kong. The Thinxtra LPWA network provides cost-effective, long-range, low-power connectivity to enable businesses, research institutions and government organizations to capitalize on the rise of IoT. And Sigfox is the first global cellular network fully dedicated to connected objects. Thinxtra's Sigfox networks in Hong Kong, Australia and New Zealand are part of a global Sigfox network that spans 45 countries and territories to provide access to a massive worldwide ecosystem of IoT innovators and a market of more than 800 million people.
Managing Director of Thinxtra Asia, Murray Hankinson stated that, "With our Sigfox network in place, we are now preparing for an upsurge in IoT development activity and the mass implementation of IoT solutions in Hong Kong. Joe is ideal to help us make a difference for our customers and partners in this fast-paced environment.”
The newly appointed general manager Mr. Sun also stated that, "IoT is a gamechanger for Hong Kong businesses and a vital enabler of our future as a competitive smart city with great quality of life.” Mr. Sun has more than 20 years of experience in the technology and telecommunications industries. He is also a veteran of CSL's mobile solutions development team and Hutchison Telecom's corporate sales team.