iWire Connect is a Sigfox Network Operator in UAE that provides two-way, out-of-the-box, energy efficient and cost-effective connectivity to IoT devices. We act as an IoT Systems Integrator & IoT technical advisory for businesses & government organisations. We offer tailor-made IoT solutions with the combination of technical assets, hardware devices / sensors and cloud based applications. Together with our partner ecosystem, we are able to offer a total integrated IoT Solution and build IoT value chain for our customers.
Internet of Things as a business phenomenon is fast becoming reality and a way of life, transforming entire industries and businesses in its wake.
Sigfox is a French global network operator founded in 2009 that builds wireless networks to connect low-power objects such as electricity meters and smartwatches, which need to be continuously on and emitting small amounts of data. Sigfox is based in Labège near Toulouse, France, and has offices in Dubai, Madrid, San Francisco, Sydney and Paris.
Sigfox employs the differential binary phase-shift keying (DBPSK) and the Gaussian frequency shift keying (GFSK) that enables communication using the Industrial, Scientific and Medical ISM radio band which uses 868MHz in Europe & Middle East and 902MHz in the US. It utilizes a wide-reaching signal that passes freely through solid objects, called “Ultra Narrowband” and requires little energy, being termed “Low-power Wide-area network (LPWAN)”. The network is based on one-hop star topology and requires a mobile operator to carry the generated traffic. The signal can also be used to easily cover large areas and to reach underground objects.
As of January 2020, the Sigfox IoT network has covered a total of 5.3 million square kilometers in a total of 70 countries and is on track to reach 100 countries by the end of 2020.
Sigfox has partnered with a number of firms in the LPWAN industry such as Texas Instruments, Silicon Labs and ON Semiconductor. The ISM radio bands support limited bidirectional communication. The existing standard for Sigfox communications supports up to 140 uplink messages a day, each of which can carry a payload of 12 octets at a data rate of up to 100 bytes per second.