March 15, 2017

ENGIE is supporting the energy and technology revolution in companies and regions. The Group has just introduced two enormous networks for the Internet of Things (IoT) in Belgium and Singapore. Their purpose is simple: to let smart objects communicate reliably, at low cost and without excessive energy usage. It’s yet another illustration of how the digital transformation is now underway throughout ENGIE core businesses. The number of connected objects around the world continues to grow. This year, there will be more than 8 billion. By 2020, estimates suggest that 25 billion devices will be able to communicate and exchange data around the world2. ENGIE is working to facilitate this impetus with an innovative offer that is already available in Belgium and Singapore. In June 2015, the ENGIE Group announced the roll-out of an IoT network in Belgium based on Sigfox technology, which enables reliable, high-speed, low-energy data connections between connected objects. Less than two years later, this network is available throughout Belgium. Over the next five years, around 10 million objects will communicate using ENGIE coverage. Building on this initial success, ENGIE has repeated the experience, this time in Singapore. In February 2017, the Group announced that 95% of the island will now be covered by its IoT network. This project is an impressive first in Southeast Asia, and one that will improve not only energy efficiency, but also infrastructure management and the implementation of customer-focused solutions for retailers. For ENGIE, it provides a secure, simple connection for more than 100 million connected devices. (Source: Engie)