Sigfox network launches in Czech Republic

Thursday 21 May 2015 | 13:21 CET | News
T-Mobile Czech Republic and Blue Cell Network are partnering with Sigfox to bring a wireless network dedicated to the Internet of Things to the Czech Republic. The network will operate on T-Mobile-managed base stations in Prague and, after the pilot project, the three partners will decide whether or not they will roll out the Sigfox network across the entire Czech Republic. 

Sigfox's Ultra Narrow Band technology for connecting devices provides scalable, long-range, two-way connectivity and very high capacity. The network complements existing high-bandwidth cellular systems, which are designed for the data-intensive needs of smartphones and other mobile electronics. It installs on standard cell towers and provides energy-efficient transmission of small quantities of data over long distances, thus lowering barriers to wide implementation of IoT and M2M and extending the battery and service life of connected devices. 

The pilot operation is designed to sample the technological and practical possibilities of Sigfox's technology. The pilot will run on real devices in a real environment (for instance, monitoring will include railway cars, available parking spaces and a number of other applications). Initial results of the project will be reported this summer, when the three companies will also provide a live demo of the individual applications. 

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