With his comprehensive telecoms industry experience spanning across multiple continents, Suleman will help drive business growth and revenue retention across the U.S.
Suleman will also be responsible for executing against Sigfox U.S.A.’s revamped go-to-market strategy, which he developed in response to COVID-19.
Suleman joined Sigfox U.S.A. in January 2020 as Director of Business Development.
Before, Suleman served as the Country Director for southern and eastern Africa for Sigfox Group.
Based out of Johannesburg, South Africa, Suleman was Sigfox’s first employee on the continent, launching the business in South Africa and eventually growing the brand along with the Sigfox Operator, SqwidNet, into the country’s leading IoT network.
During this period, Suleman scaled the Sigfox network into multiple countries across the region.
Prior to his time at Sigfox, Suleman was principal specialist for machine-to-machine and vertical industries at Vodacom.
In his role as VP of Sales, Suleman will focus on increasing Sigfox U.S.A.’s brand awareness and market share by leveraging the existing network, which already covers most of the major cities, airports and ports in the U.S., as well as the group’s reputable customer base.
Critical to this will be the ability to showcase Sigfox’s value proposition and ease of use, a prospect simplified by many organization’s willingness to undertake digital transformation in order to better prepare themselves for the next global disruption.
With the Sigfox 0G network’s wide range of use cases, driven by its low-cost and low power devices, the network provides IoT connectivity for industries ranging from retail, to healthcare, to the supply chain.
“As COVID-19 changed the way we work, organizations have looked to technology to solve many of the issues brought on by the pandemic,” said Suleman.
“As we continue to move forward, the IoT will be critical to enabling the more connected world required to help us navigate future global disruptions more successfully. I am thrilled to be at the forefront of this movement and to provide our customers with the key insights that the Sigfox 0G network can provide.
“With more organizations looking to digitally transform, we see significant opportunity for Sigfox U.S.A., given our 0G network’s usability for a variety of use cases. As these organizations look to technology, our low-cost, low-energy network will be a critical connector as the world continues to operate remotely.”
“Hussain’s telecoms and IoT expertise will be invaluable in expanding Sigfox U.S.A.’s footprint and connectivity across the U.S.,” said Jeremy Prince, President of Sigfox U.S.A.
“With Hussain overseeing the entire sales function within the U.S., I am confident that we will be able to bring Sigfox U.S.A. to the next level.”