SIGFOX and the Future of ConnectivityJune 11, 2015 by Jennifer A. Diffley
Denmark adopts SIGFOX in the quest for long-range connectivity.
Ever heard of SIGFOX? If not, you're missing out on one of the most forward-thinking connectivity companies in the world. And Denmark is the latest country to recruit the SIGFOX network into its long-term connectivity plan. The company promises Ultra Narrow Band (UNB) technology for connecting devices that provides scalable, long-range, two-way connectivity and very high capacity in more than a dozen countries and major cities. SIGFOX's partners include Texas Instruments, Atmel, Silicon Labs, Telit, AXSEM, ATIM and other chipmakersm, which give IoT users a wide choice of transceivers, systems-on-chips (SoCs) and modules for connecting their devices with its network. No other system offers this truly open approach and it's the reason over 60 countries will be adopting the system over the nexxt five years.
"...SIGFOX accepted the challenge of being the network of the IoT, offering a simple and energy-efficient infrastructure, deployable worldwide in a very short time" says Ludovic Le Moan, SIGFOX Founder and CEO.
As the IoT continues to place exponentially more pressure on connectivity, companies are scrambling to offer faster, more secure infrastructure. Doing that while maintaining low energy usage is a true feat. According to their website, "The ultimate goal for SIGFOX is to enable devices to connect to the Internet, from wherever they may be located, without any need for batteries." That seems like a lofty goal, but if SIGFOX achieves it, worldwide unlimited battery-free internet may be a very real and very near future.