French startup Sigfox is an intriguing alternative network, which can become a serious challenge for the existing traditional mobile networks. It relies heavily on the internally connected devices and above all on the low energy requirements. The main idea behind this concept is to provide the worldwide network, which will use the same protocols and identical service prices anywhere in the world.
We have to emphasize that this is only the beginning for Sigfox. There is so much that needs to be done. When it comes to a certain concept, it is much easier to talk and plan than do something practical about it. Let us not forget major mobile networks and providers, which will not be thrilled about this potential competitor. In these terms, we can really expect a clash between David and Goliath.
It is worth mentioning that the first field of potential applications is a little bit narrowed. With Sigfox in its initial development phases you will be able only to share some of the service information related to traffic, example. It is an ambitious plan of its creators to spread the area of potential use at the later stages when more funds will be available.
We should not be too much critically oriented about this story. It is an extremely positive things to constantly question the capacities of the current and traditional forms of communication and networking. Maybe, Sigfox can lead us in some completely unexpected way of future applications. Therefore, any new idea or concept is more than welcome in this sense.