Sigfox uses Ultra Narrow Band (UNB) radio technology and can cover long-range signal connection under very low power consumption. With cellular style structure, Sigfox can reduce infrastructure cost and achieve high-quality data transmission. The feature is suitable for equipment with small data packet and non-realtime transmission.
LPWAN technologies are mainly divided into unlicensed spectrum SigFox and LoRa and licensed spectrum NB-IoT which base on 3GPP standard. LPWAN module features long-range communication, low-cost, low data rate, and scalable connection that transmit data to the cloud while maintaining long battery life. Applications of LPWAN include wireless connectivity for M2M and IoT devices such as intelligent streetlights, parking access control, metering distribution system and data collection.