Sigfox Technology: The Ideal Solution for Water Metering Use Cases

A large-scale deployment of smart water meters in South Africa, highlighting Sigfox South Africa's role.

As a leading Sigfox network operator in DACH, Slovenia, Denmark, and the UK, Heliot Europe is proud to highlight the suitability of Sigfox technology for water metering use cases. The recent success of Sigfox South Africa in securing a major contract for 15 million smart water meters underscores the potential and reliability of Sigfox networks in this critical sector.

Advantages of Sigfox Technology in Water Metering

Water metering presents unique challenges that require robust and efficient technological solutions. Sigfox technology stands out for several reasons:

Extended Signal Range and Penetration

Water meters are often installed in challenging environments, such as underground or in remote locations. Sigfox technology excels in providing long-range and deep-penetration signals, ensuring reliable connectivity even in hard-to-reach areas.

Power Efficiency

One of the most significant advantages of Sigfox technology is its power efficiency. Devices connected via Sigfox can operate for over ten years on a single battery, with one reading per day. This makes Sigfox an ideal choice for water meters, which require minimal maintenance and long operational life.


The low power consumption and extended lifespan of Sigfox devices contribute to lower total cost of ownership. This is crucial for large-scale deployments, such as water metering, where cost efficiency can significantly impact project feasibility and sustainability.

Reliability and Robustness

Sigfox’s proven track record in supporting large commercial utility deployments showcases its reliability. The technology is designed to handle massive IoT connections efficiently, making it a robust choice for water metering projects.

European Technology and Data Processing

Sigfox is a European technology, and Heliot Europe, as a European company, ensures that all data is processed within Europe. This offers a significant advantage for the European market, adhering to stringent data protection regulations and ensuring data sovereignty. European customers can have confidence that their data is managed in compliance with European standards and regulations.

Heliot Europe’s Role in Successful Water Metering Projects

At Heliot Europe, we play a pivotal role in ensuring the success of water metering projects by leveraging our extensive Sigfox network coverage and expertise. Here’s how we contribute:

  1. Network Provision and Expansion
    We provide comprehensive Sigfox network coverage across DACH, Slovenia, Denmark, and the UK. Our ability to expand and adapt the network to meet specific project requirements ensures that connectivity is never a barrier to successful deployment.

  2. Expert Support and Integration
    Our team of experts works closely with system integrators and utility companies to ensure seamless integration of Sigfox technology into their operations. We provide end-to-end support, from planning and deployment to maintenance and optimization.

  3. Customized Solutions
    Understanding that each water metering project has unique requirements, we offer customized solutions tailored to meet specific needs. Our flexible approach ensures that we can address various challenges and deliver optimal results.

  4. Commitment to Innovation
    Heliot Europe is committed to continuous innovation and improvement. We invest in research and development to enhance our network capabilities and keep pace with the evolving needs of the IoT landscape.


The suitability of Sigfox technology for water metering use cases is evident from its superior signal range, power efficiency, cost-effectiveness, and reliability. As a leading Sigfox network operator, Heliot Europe is dedicated to enabling successful water metering projects by providing robust network coverage, expert support, and customized solutions. We are proud to be at the forefront of this technological advancement, driving efficiency and sustainability in water management.

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