Industrial Internet of Things - Internet of Everything:
the most disruptive technology.
Connecting everything requires more than high bandwidth.
While major telco operators are focusing on investing millions to increase bandwidth to cater for data-intensive connectivity needs (smartphones), they are leaving aside an amazing potential in small messages transmission. Messages such as: meter readings, GPS position, temperature, movement, door opening, battery life, part status...
Most IoT use cases require wireless sensors to send small messages. Many companies currently deploying connected objects are struggling with the major drawbacks of traditional network solutions: steep pricing, the high energy consumption and the complexity of deployment and maintenance.
The major conclusion derived from, sometimes painful, experience is that existing network solutions were not built for low throughput M2M (Machine-to-Machine) and IoT (Internet of Things) applications, and therefore cannot provide an adequate solution. An optimal solution will at least need to provide answers to the following requirements:
- Low energy consumption as many assets are battery powered
- Long range to avoid high network and subscription costs
- Ease of use both for asset and back office system integration
- Extremely cost effective initial investment and running costs
- Secure and reliable to avoid interruptions and vulnerability
LPWAN technology unleashes the full potential of the internet of everything with disruptive long range, low bandwidth, low power network. SIGFOX is the most mature LPWAN and the first global cellular network fully dedicated to connected objects.