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Case study

Thinxtra scales up network to support Internet of Things technologies

Connecting Australia

Australian company Thinxtra is deploying the world-leading Sigfox Low Powered Wide Area Network technology to provide a low-cost operating framework for Internet of Things technologies focused on cutting energy use.

$10m 

investment

150 

local businesses involved

Transition

to net zero emissions

Australia is a vast country with a scattered population. A large amount of energy is expended in physically monitoring millions of pallets, waste containers, gas canisters, farm gates, livestock and more. By providing a low-cost solution for tracking and monitoring these assets, we can save a huge amount of emissions.
Ian Learmonth
CEO, CEFC

Our investment

The CEFC has committed up to $10 million to assist the expansion of Thinxtra, through the Clean Energy Innovation Fund, as part of a $20 million Series B capital raising. While a whole range of devices already on the market can be connected to existing internet services, Thinxtra's Low Powered Wide Area Network (LPWAN) technology requires far less power and provides much longer battery life for devices that only require the transmission of small amounts of data and intermittent internet connectivity.

our impact 

More than 150 local businesses have already partnered with Thinxtra to leverage its network technology to create operational efficiencies in a wide range of industries including smart water meter services, smart farming service providers and smart logistics solution providers.

The company is on track to have a network that covers 95 per cent of the Australian population by the end of the year and it is aiming to be the low power wide area network of choice for IoT.

Thinxtra's IoT network provides the lowest device-to-cloud connectivity, at the lowest level of energy consumption and is complementary to Bluetooth, RFID, 2G, 3G, 4G and Wi-Fi technologies. Thinxtra's support technology is set to play a key role in transitioning the Australian economy to net zero carbon emissions by the second half of the century.

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Last updated 17 August 2020. National, Innovation Fund, Energy efficiency