Sigfox owner UnaBiz joins LoRa Alliance

  • July 19, 2023
  • Steve Rogerson

Sigfox owner UnaBiz has become a contributor member of the LoRa Alliance, an open, non-profit association of IoT companies with over 400 members.

The move follows a series of partnership announcements with LoRaWan players including Things Industries, Senet, Loriot and Actility.

Since UnaBiz acquired Sigfox 0G technology in 2022, the company has embarked on a journey of growth and technology convergence. In April 2023, UnaBiz released the Sigfox 0G technology device library code to the IoT development community to build bridges with all communication technologies including LTE-M, LoRaWan and satellite players. Most recently, the company signed a global agreement with Soracom to include global cellular connectivity service in its offerings. 

“The first step towards technology convergence is understanding our differences,” said Henri Bong, CEO of Singapore-based UnaBiz. “As a firm believer in an open ecosystem, UnaBiz has worked with various IoT communication technologies in the last seven years, and we understand well that each customer should have the freedom to leverage the uniqueness of each LPWAN in order to capture maximum value from their massive IoT projects.”

Remi Lorrain, who joined UnaBiz as its vice president of convergence last month, added: “We look forward to contributing to the work of the LoRa Alliance committees to drive massive IoT with the adoption of LoRaWan in our IoT connectivity portfolio, complementing Sigfox 0G, cellular and satellite.”

As a contributor, UnaBiz will work with the ecosystem to deliver LoRaWan to its customers through its global channels to market. The group is also keen to identify the right partners for go-to-market in its key verticals, especially building and facilities management where it has already deployed LoRaWan technology across the world.

“I am pleased to welcome UnaBiz to the LoRa Alliance,” said Donna Moore CEO of the LoRa Alliance. “Providers are a key driver of LoRaWan adoption and scaled deployments. UnaBiz’s viewpoints on multi-protocol business models align with the LoRa Alliance’s strategy that complementary protocols are required to address massive IoT use cases.”

Founded in 2016, UnaBiz is headquartered in Singapore, with R&D centres in Taipei and Labège, France, and regional sales offices in Tokyo, Paris, Toulouse and Madrid, with virtual offices globally. UnaBiz owns the Sigfox 0G technology that connects over 11 million sensors for 1500 B2B users on the global 0G network, owned and commercialised by more than 70 national operators worldwide.