Rank 1 to 3 I have rated by the number of LPWAN base stations. If I rate by the density of the base stations per square meter then the Netherlands is in the first place. We could also rate by the number of base stations per inhabitant. I decided to rate the base stations per country. The time limit is the planned expansion by end of 2017.
SIGFOX has less than 1600 base stations in France. In Spain, it is even less. In Germany, SIGFOX is not assessable yet. In Germany, there is no public LoRaWAN as well. In Switzerland, LoRaWAN is on a public network. However, the network covers only a part of the country.
I am curious how it looks at the end of 2017. I will keep you posted.
If you are interested in latest LPWAN modules, evaluation kits or antenna concepts, then do not hesitate to drop an email to
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Sources of NB-IoT press releases and statements:
Euro 1 to Euro 5 subscription fee (Telekom Germany): http://www.elektroniknet.de/markt-technik/kommunikation/nb-iot-kommt-nicht-zu-spaet-128963.html
NB-IoT in the second half of 2017 (Vodafone Germany): http://www.zdnet.com/article/vodafone-launching-live-nb-iot-networks-in-europe-and-anz/
NB-IoT in the second half of 2017 (Telekom Germany): https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/05/23/lpwa_conference_london/
Lunch, snacks&drinks, some NB-IoT antennas and an NB-IoT eval kit plus 7-hour education for Euro 39 only (together with Telekom Germany): https://www.linkedin.com/groups/13500663/13500663-6271033037622951939
NB-IoT eval kits with Arduino header for STM32 Nucleo and other MCU kits: http://iot-university.org/nb-iot-shield-arduino/