Sigfox Launches The First Cellular Network Fully Dedicated To Low-Throughput M2M and IoT Communications

Sigfox Launches The First Cellular Network Fully Dedicated To Low-Throughput M2M and IoT Communications

Leveraging its patented UNB technology, the objects operator brings a revolution to the M2M market by setting up an eco-friendly network at ultra-low cost.

SIGFOX, the objects operator, unveils today the worldwide first ever cellular network fully dedicated to Machine to Machine and Internet of Things communications. Leveraging its know-how and patented technology, SIGFOX has developed and deployed an independent, performing, reliable, robust, frugal and cost-effective network capable of answering the needs of the Internet of Things.

What was at stake? A challenge unmet for over 10 years.

« The Internet of Humans is an integral and needed part of our daily lives. However in the last 15 years, nothing has been specifically tailored for the object. This is why I decided to create a network for the Internet of Things, so that the billions of objects and sensors that need to send vital or useful data be able to do so at an affordable price and in conditions that preserve the earth resources » explains Ludovic Le Moan, SIGFOX chief executive officer and chairman.

The UNB (Ultra Narrow Band) technology, patented foundation of the SIGFOX network, makes it possible to operate a network on unlicensed frequency bands available worldwide, that also combines, with only a few antennas, long-range data transmissions drastically reduced power-consumption and power emission. Using this eco-friendly, robust, secured, easy to use network, SIGFOX customers reduce their carbon footprint while benefiting from extremely low prices over the whole connection chain.

« More than 150 billion objects need to be connected throughout the world, ranging from vehicles to biomedical/health sensors, and from fire alarms to urban and agricultural sensors. Yet, today, only some 80 millions are connected via cellular networks. »

Ludovic Le Moan states:

« The Internet of Things will only spread and become reality if technology enables massive integration of wireless connectivity at low-complexity, ground-breaking prices, very low power consumption and with minimal impact on the environment. This is what SIGFOX network offers. The M2M revolution starts today. »

By optimizing the whole network, reducing the power consumption of objects by a factor 100, SIGFOX can supply communications at costs 10 times lower than the current market prices, along with an object autonomy of 15 to 20 years. SIGFOX offer includes the subscription to the network, service tailored to fit the need of defined volume data, data streams encapsulated into web services for direct integration into customers’ IT, access to dedicated service monitoring interface, as well as data protection over a reliable, available and robust network.

In order to ease the development of applications fully compatible with its network, SIGFOX works with integrators and partners already providing its customer’s prepackaged UNB solutions and components with easy-to-integrate modems.

The SIGFOX network, that is currently deployed over France, will soon expand its international coverage, starting, in 2013, with European countries.

SIGFOX is the first and only operator of a cellular network fully dedicated to low-throughput communication for connected objects. Leveraging on its patented UNB technology SIGFOX brings a revolution to the M2M and Internet of Things world by enabling large-scale connection of objects. Reliable, long range, robust, SIGFOX network and related offer mean groundbreaking prices and costs, extremely low power consumption, and massive reduction of the customers’ carbon footprint. With SIGFOX, One network brings your billions dreams to life.
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