T-Mobile and its partner SimpleCell Networks have decided to jointly cover the Czech Republic with a SigFox network for the Internet of Things.
The decision was made on the basis of a successful pilot operation that was conducted from June to August this year.
The company said that coverage of the entire Czech Republic (78,866 km2) can be achieved with a minimal number of 350 base stations by the end of 2016.
In the first half of next year, both partners intend to launch SIGFOX in selected regions and start selling solutions that do not require full nation-wide coverage.
This partnership is the nineth country to be covered by Sigfox technology after France, Spain, Portugal, United Kingdom, Belgium, Netherlands, Denmark, and Luxembourg.
This annoucement was made last week as the French startup is apparently in discussion for another round of funding after raising â‚¬100 million in February (read here).