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Is Sigfox the Uber of the IoT?

All for one and one for all.

I’ve been wondering for some time how long it will be before Sigfox ditches their own proprietary protocol and adopts a different standard, probably going for NB-IoT.  Whilst many may question why they’d do it, making the assumption that the Sigfox protocol is their crown jewels, I’d question that assumption.  Last week, at the Sigfox World Expo in Prague, they made an announcement that suggests that that day may not be too far away.  I firmly believe that it has to happen, because Sigfox’s business model is looking a lot like Uber’s, which means going for global domination by any means possible.  The means to that end is probably not based on their own proprietary protocol. Continue →

October 2nd, 2017 | Published in Wireless Connectivity

Previously


Don’t let your Children do a Startup, Mrs Worthington…

What sort of startups do we really need?



Qualkia – Constructing the 5G Myth

The fifth G may well stand for Grief.


IoV – The Internet of Voice

It’s time to fall out of love with your smartphone…


NB-IoT is Dead. Long Live NB-IoT.

We’re at the point where IoT battery life is greater than the comms network life.
NB-IoT


About Creative Connectivity

Creative Connectivity is Nick Hunn's blog on aspects and applications of wireless connectivity. Having worked with wireless for over twenty years I've seen the best and worst of it and despair at how little of its potential is exploited.

I hope that's about to change, as the demands of healthcare, energy and transport apply pressure to use wireless more intelligently for consumer health devices, smart metering and telematics. These are my views on the subject - please let me know yours.

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