So you’re wondering ,why they need a new internet network in San Francisco?
Apparently,our normal network is getting a bit cluttered with this IOT (Internet of Things)growth.With all sorts of devices now needing a connection to transfer data we find our selves running out of room.You say, now that can’t be possible .. we just need to make a bigger Internet Pipe to use.Just like adding lanes to a highway.Well, that is true.We could do that.In fact, that is exactly how I see Sigfox operating.They are targeting a “commuter lane” per se on the internet.They have come up with a lane on the internet that allows you to use a smaller bandwidth of information(100 bits per second)and millions of connections.Their technology is based on M2M( machine to machine) communications.
Think of it like this: the commuter lane was first used for cars with 2 or more people and motorcycles.Now 2014, we have included electric and hybrid cars as well closed lanes with fast pass.Compare that to what is happening in SF with Sigfox, you can see how every small device from sensors on light meters , appliances,consumer gadgets (wearables) smart machines and god knows what else.They all can use these new lanes.
Let’s embrace this new lane of the internet and be glad we can use more of it.Perhaps, it will take a while to get used to ,but I don’t see that it will be a problem.I see this as an opportunity to create more devices with connections to larger devices without dragging down the internet.
And we all know what a drag that can be.
Take a look at this article from Gigamon for more details.