MIT Technology Review reports that a wireless data network for devices is being launched in France. The company, SigFox, promises both low power consumption and low data costs, perfect for the Internet of Things (IoT). This, of course, comes at the cost of speed. However, many IoT applications use minimal bandwidth, so this is a reasonable trade-off.
I wonder when we’ll have a similar network in North America. It would be nice to not lean on WiFi for projects that don’t justify the ongoing cost of current cellular data plans.