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.