Sigfox, the world’s leading provider of connectivity for the Internet of Things (IoT), has announced that it has hit a new milestone in IoT interoperability with a development which sets to enable Internet applications interoperating over different IoT technologies. Sigfox demonstrated over its live network that, using this new compression technology, Internet applications can communicate with Low Powered Wide Area Network (LPWAN) devices.
IoT interoperability remains one of the greatest challenges for the IoT industry. By achieving true interoperability between applications, sensors and the network, the technology open-ups the possibility for the development of new applications and value creation.
The development of this specification puts the industry one step closer to developing future LPWAN enabled IoT applications. To achieve the milestone and enable Internet protocol applications to communicate over its network, Sigfox and Acklio implemented Static Context Header Compression (SCHC), a new compression scheme which is being standardised by the IETF LPWAN Working Group.