UnaBiz and ZifiSense merge Sigfox and Zeta

  • June 7, 2023
  • Steve Rogerson
From the left, Zhuoqun Li, Henri Bong and Yan Xiao Jie, ZifiSense vice president.

Sigfox owner UnaBiz has signed an MoU with ZifiSense to develop a unified LPWAN world to enable massive IoT.

Under the agreement, UnaBiz and ZifiSense will leverage their respective networks, with the Zeta network covering China and UnaBiz’s global 0G  network in more than 70 countries, to allow partners and customers to scale their operations globally.

The two companies will collaborate on technical and business aspects to integrate LPWAN technology standards and connect different industries.

On the business side, the two companies will leverage their networks to create a seamless global LPWAN, offering cross-regional and cross-border IoT for enterprises that have a global footprint, especially in key verticals such as supply chain management, production manufacturing and public utilities.

From a technical perspective, UnaBiz and ZifiSense are co-developing and integrating the Sigfox stack into ZifiSense’s second-generation chip, allowing global roaming on both Zeta and Sigfox 0G networks as the chipset will support the Sigfox DBPSK modulation scheme and Zeta’s M-FSK modulation, allowing continuity of operations for both party’s customers.

“This partnership capitalises on the complementary strengths of both companies and leverages our combined network coverage to enable hybrid IoT to create a more vibrant, integrated and seamless industrial IoT ecosystem,” said Zhuoqun Li, CEO of ZifiSense said. “The collaboration is expected to foster mutually compatible IoT ecosystems in the market, providing our customers with more diverse, convenient, and cost-effective IoT services.”

Henri Bong, CEO of UnaBiz, met Zhuoqun Li during his recent visit to China with Business France and French president Emmanuel Macron.

“UnaBiz is committed to create a unified LPWAN world with our partners,” said Bong. “By leveraging the well-established Zeta network in China and our strong 0G network commercialised by 0G operators in Europe and beyond, we are certain that we can open more doors and use-cases that translate to bigger opportunities for all LPWAN makers and service providers.”

ZiFisense is a chip-to-cloud full-stack IoT infrastructure provider that helps digital transformation for various industries through its proprietary Zeta M-FSK ultra-narrowband wireless LPWAN technology. It has more than 300 clients and partners across 20 vertical industries in the Zeta Alliance, covering China, Japan, south-east Asia and Europe.