T-Mobile to Deploy SIGFOX Network for IoT Across Entire Czech Republic by end 2016

T-Mobile to Deploy SIGFOX Network for IoT Across Entire Czech Republic by end 2016 Image Credit: T-Mobile Czech

After a successful pilot operation from June to August this year, T-Mobile Czech Republic partnering with SimpleCell Networks will jointly deploy the SIGFOX network for the Internet-of-Things across the country. SIGFOX said that the coverage of the entire Czech Republic can be achieved with a minimal number of 350 base stations by the end of 2016. In the first half of next year, both partners intend to launch SIGFOX in selected regions and start selling solutions that do not require full nation-wide coverage.

The pilot with SIGFOX installed on standard mobile base stations proved line-of-sight propagation at a very long distance (up to 120 kilometres), very good transmission of signal to buildings and high reliability of message delivery even under poor radio conditions, said SIGFOX. The pilot operation also proved high resistance to signal interference as well as seamless installation and activation of base stations. 

Milan Vašina, T-Mobile’s Managing Director
The Internet of Things is a phenomenon of the future. It is estimated that approximately 200 billion devices should be connected within five years. T-Mobile wants to focus on this area and the first important step is nation-wide coverage with a network dedicated specifically for the Internet of Things.

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