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Sigfox plans low-band network for object communications

Thursday 7 June 2012 | 09:01 CET | News
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French start-up company Sigfox plans to deploy and ultra-low bandwidth mobile network with around 1,000 antennas covering nearly all of France by the end of the year, Les Echos reports. The company took inspiration from submarine communication systems to transmit over an ultra-narrow bandwidth of under 1 kbps. GSM operators need 15,000 antennas and base stations costing ten times more than SigFox's system to cover all of France. Because Sigfox uses only around 100Hz on the 868MHz frequency it does not need a licence. Unlike GSM, its network can reach as deep as the fifth level of an

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Categories: Mobile & Wireless / Mobile & Wireless
Companies: Clear Channel / Sigfox Wireless
Countries: France
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