What is a 0G Network?

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- everything RF

Nov 27, 2019

A 0G network is a low-cost, low-power wireless network designed to send or receive small messages between IoT devices. Sigfox is the initiator of the 0G network. Sigfox is a French company, that came in to existence in 2010, to provide a global, simple, low-cost and low-power connectivity solution for the Internet of Things and M2M communications. To do this they created their own network technology which is now available in 65 countries, and allows objects to communicate independently and securely.

The 0G network allows IoT devices to connect with its network using the internet and transmit small amounts of data over long ranges. This low-cost network does not require costly IoT devices with SIM cards. 

The 0G network is very secure and less susceptible to network attacks as it allows only one-way communication between the device and the base station. After the exchange of information, the device goes into sleep mode, which gives a very small window for hackers to break into the network and take control.

This network is also immune to Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks, in which the network is overwhelmed with so many messages that it shuts down. The 0G network data transmissions are random in nature, which makes it impossible to jam.

The Sigfox 0G network is ideal for IoT, Industry 4.0 applications, including supply chain and logistics, smart cities and smart buildings.

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