POST Luxembourg, Luxembourg’s national telecommunications services operator and ICT service provider and RMS.lu, a specialist in Digital ID and Mobile Solutions plan to expand their SIGFOX IoT Network to nationwide by end of this year. Both the companies have deployed the SIGFOX global network in Luxembourg City and Ettelbrück.
The IoT network is designed to provide subscription-based services for government agencies, companies and other users including smart-city applications for water metering, parking management, asset tracking and air-quality management, as well as applications for improving health care, insurance coverage and logistics.
According to SIGFOX, its Ultra Narrow Band (UNB) technology 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 or buildings and provides economical, energy-efficient, two-way transmission of small quantities of data over long distances, thus lowering barriers to wide implementation of Internet-of-Things (IoT) and machine-to-machine (M2M) solutions, and greatly extending the battery and service life of connected devices.