UK's Arqiva Rolling Out a Dedicated M2M Wireless Network
Published on: 18th May 2014
UK based broadcast towers operator Arqiva has announced plans to build its own M2M dedicated wireless network.
The company said that it has partnered with an M2M service provider, Sigfox to deploy the network, which will initially cover 10 cities.
It said that Sigfox's ultra-narrowband technology is particularly suited to connecting objects over long distances where a long battery life and low cost are required.
Arqiva's Managing Director of Smart Metering and Machine-to-Machine solutions, Wendy McMillan, said: "Our smart metering communications service, connecting 10 million homes using long-range radio technology, will be one of the UK's largest machine-to-machine deployments."
"Our partnership with Sigfox, and the new dedicated Internet of Things network we are building, will provide nationwide low-power connectivity for the first time."
Hundreds of on-going Sigfox partner projects are able to take advantage of the network's integrated global distribution channel, allowing the same device to operate in any country where Sigfox is deployed. Sigfox networks are currently deployed in France, the Netherlands and Spain, as well as in several cities in other countries, including Moscow, and Munich.