The uCIFI Alliance

Unified data model on IoT networks
and open source wireless sub-GHz mesh for Smart Cities and Utilities
The end of proprietary wireless communication networks for Smart Cities and Utilities

The Smart Streetlight and the Smart Metering markets both started with the first projects about 10 years ago. Even if dozens of projects were deployed since then, these markets are still growing, not yet mature and only addressed by proprietary single-source-supplier networking systems.

Cities and utilities ask for open and multi-supplier wireless networking solutions. The mission of the uCIFI Alliance is to develop a Multi-Transport, Multi-Supplier & Cost Efficient Wireless Network Reference Implementation that includes an open-source long-range mesh network, as well as supports LoRaWAN, NB-IoT and Bluetooth, so that IoT devices communicates through various networks using the same unified uCIFI data model.


Open Source

Cities (public money) and Utilities can’t afford to be locked with only one vendor.



uCIFI provides high-speed device-to-device (D2D) and device-to-central (D2C) communications for any type of devices on-grid and off-grid.



Like other large markets (e.g. computers, phone, video), Smart Cities and Utilities require openness and the ability for customers to chose amongst many vendors.


Cost Efficient

The uCIFI reference implementation is designed to be cost efficient, so that both end-customers and solutions suppliers have another compelling reason to adopt uCIFI.

uCIFI members

End-customers and industry players together to create an open future


uCIFI is a non-profit alliance of industrial companies, cities and utilities with the goal to unlock the Smart City & Utility markets. The uCIFI Alliance specifies a unified data model and interface across multiple IoT Networks, including LoRaWAN, NB-IoT and an open-source sub-GHz long distance mesh network, to provide both device-to-device and device-to-cloud IoT communication to cities and utilities independently from any proprietary vendor. uCIFI offers various membership levels including Sponsor, Contributor, Adopter and Observer.

The uCIFI Alliance is created by market leaders with a unique technology expertise and a wide market reach, joined by end-customers. Altogether, the uCIFI Alliance members sell and connect millions of devices every year. uCIFI welcome other Sponsors, Contyributors, Adopters and Observers to create the most open, secured and reliable wireless network to create smarter cities and utilities.

Join the uCIFI team and contribute to design the uCIFI open source communications reference for Smart Cities and Utilities.


uCIFI rely on end-users to create technologies that solve real field pains and provide compelling benefits. Cities and Utilities are welcome to participate to the Workgroups and to field tests.

uCIFI News

Members speak about uCIFI

Become a uCIFI member

Want to implement an open-source multi-transport wireless communication stack in your IoT end-device, then become a member of uCIFI and propose open interoperable solutions to Cities and Utilities.