Sigfox Foundation

Sigfox Technology

Sigfox, a French startup created in 2010, invented a radio protocol entirely dedicated to connecting objects to the internet by transporting very small messages and producing data like GPS position, temperature, movements, water meter reading, battery life, ...

Supported by local operators around the world, Sigfox is rolling out the "0G Sigfox network", a light and smart infrastructure based on Sigfox radio antennas that can listen to billions of ultra-low powered objects emitting data. The over-the-air communication service in now available in 60 countries and is the largest « Internet of Things » network. Today more than 400 startups are developing objects connected to the Sigfox network.

The vision of Sigfox is to connect billions of objects, and make things come alive around the globe, giving companies, institutions, governments a new information space coming from the physical world.

1995 - 1st revolution

INTERNET: 1 BILLION USERS CONNECTED

2005 - 2nd revolution

SMARTPHONES: 2 BILLION USERS CONNECTED

2015 - 3rd revolution

0G SIGFOX NETWORK: 1 BILLION DEVICES CONNECTED IN 2023.

Sigfox technology features

Low energy

The device only switches on when transferring a message

Very small messages (12 bytes) and very small amount of energy needed to emit these messages

Only a few messages per day (ETSI regulations)

No pairing (unsynchronized transmission between the device and the network)

Maximum autonomy and power efficiency for remote devices

Low Cost

Sigfox operates on a free and shared portion of the radio spectrum (ISM band)

Very low cost modules (< $2)

Energy efficiency and long-range capabilities lead to a lower cost

Long range

City : 2-10 km

Rural : up to 100km

The transmission rate for the message is low. This provides longer range

Secure by design

Encrypted and secured messages

Very concentrated signal that uses a small portion of radio spectrum

Ultra-Narrow Band signals have high resilience to jamming