SigFox vs GSM | Difference between SigFox and GSM | 2G,3G

This page compares Sigfox vs GSM and mentions difference between Sigfox and GSM (2G)/CDMA (3G).

Specifications Sigfox GSM(2G)/CDMA(3G)
Operating Frequency 433 MHz
868 MHz ( Europe)
915 MHz ( USA )
850 MHz, 900 MHz , 1800 MHz and 1900 MHz ( in GSM standard)
Band-I to Band-VI (UMTS)
bandwidth 200 KHz 200 KHz
Data rate 10 to 1000 bps Not relavant (for GSM SMS application)
35 kbps for GSM ( GPRS)
coverage distance 10 to 12 Km (City) and upto 40 to 60Km (Country side) 3 Km (City) and 30 Km (Countryside)
Frame size (payload) 12 bytes 140 bytes (for SMS)
latency in the range from ms to seconds seconds
Typical usage less than 200 bytes/day (min.)
about 5 Kbytes/day (max.)
1 SMS/day (140 bytes/day)
Applications telemetry, alarm, sensing, control, tracking mobile health, alarm status reporting
Unique applications low power sensor related applications direct D2D communication
Link Budget upto 170 dB about 145 dB
RF Wireless World References Refer SIGFOX tutorial>> and
SIGFOX technology basics>>.
Refer GSM tutorial>> and What is GSM>>.

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