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7/4/2016 | 10:34:29 AM
Re: Reaction from SIGFOX
The problem with NB-IOT is its still about 18 months away from commercial access globally. SIGFOX is deployed completely in 7 countries, rolling out fast in a further 13 and will cover 60 countries in under 24 months. Also with NB-IoT its a different animal to SIGFOX and completely complimentary. 
6/28/2016 | 9:48:54 PM
Re: Reaction from SIGFOX
True Seven it was a detailed article, wish SigFox should have countered the article commenting on the performance aspects of its technology, especially in the mobility scenario, upstream vs downstream. Regarding this example  in the article

----> One example he cites is a more sophisticated vehicle-tracking solution that would use Sigfox to transmit location data at occasional intervals but switch to NB-IoT for real-time updates in the event of a theft

I don't understand why someone want both technologies to be integrated in a cost sensitive product/service, when NB-IoT can address both requirements. 


6/28/2016 | 5:55:38 PM
Re: Reaction from SIGFOX
Did you read the article and note that the basic facts in your reply are actually in the article?

Complaining that criticism has a motive is a normal tactic of the fanatic.


6/28/2016 | 11:03:00 AM
Reaction from SIGFOX

As the pioneer and leader in the space of operated low-power connectivity, SIGFOX is often attacked. Although we do not generally comment on such attacks, this article makes unacceptable claims based upon false rumours, which prompts us to react.
SIGFOX is today available nationwide in 6 countries and under deployment in 14 other countries. The network, that currently spans more than 1,3 million square kilometers, is the world's only large scale operated low-power network. It's not just technical network coverage, but a global service with real SLAs (Service Level Agreements), already today supporting applications such as B2C home alarm systems, underground metering, tracking, indoor boilers, etc.
There are more than 7 million registered devices on the network from a wide range of customers, including world-leading multi-nationals (Securitas Direct, Engie, Bosch, etc.). None of the hundreds of customers who have successful businesses, with critical service level agreements, have been interviewed for this article. None. Only three companies, who evaluated the service years ago, were contacted and the only answer was from a company who actually underlines that the service works well, but that they needed a different type of service for their specific solution. It is unacceptable, based upon those facts, to employ a title such as "Sigfox Said to Face Customer Backlash".
The financial situation at SIGFOX is more than healthy. Revenues triple from year-to-year, the company raised €100M recently, totaling €127M for now, and as you can therefore imagine still has a lot of money in the bank. There are absolutely no arguments supporting the use of a title such as "funding challenges", or the questions raised therein.
One can only wonder what motivates the publication of such an article... 
Thomas Nicholls
6/28/2016 | 5:56:21 AM
Not quite accurate
Surprise. Surprize. No issues in Ireland. Did you see how polite the SIGFOX guy was. It would have been nice for him to say the products mentioned werent fit for purpose. 
6/27/2016 | 8:05:00 PM
No surprises here
From what I know of Sigfox these comments on performance were to be totally expected. 

6/27/2016 | 10:56:51 AM
These battles do seem interesting and thus newsworthy. 

I would have to agree that this industry is so new it is hard to tell what's going to happen. IoT has a ton of potential, but using it in objects that don't move is probably the best bet for now – it's the lowest cost option to getting this to market. 

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