Dewa and Sigfox sign MoU at Gitex

  • October 17, 2022
  • Steve Rogerson

Sigfox is moving into the UAE IoT market following an MoU signed with InfraX, a subsidiary of the Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (Dewa), at this month’s Gitex trade show in Dubai.

InfraX is a subsidiary of Digital Dewa, the digital arm of the electricity and water authority. The memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed with UnaBiz, massive IoT service provider and the owner of Sigfox.

The MoU will pave the way for joint collaborations between the parties that will see UnaBiz engaging the UAE market under the InfraX umbrella to provide custom designed IoT offerings that are energy efficient, scalable and simple to deploy.

According to IoT Analytics, in 2022, the global IoT market will grow 18% to 14.4 billion active connections and reach 27 billion connected IoT devices by 2025.

The signing ceremony took place between Rashid Alahmedi, COO of InfraX, and Phillippe Chiu, co-CEO of UnaBiz.

“InfraX works in alignment with the directives of the wise leadership of the UAE that aims to accelerate the growth and development of smart cities and digital transformation in the UAE,” said Alahmedi. “Our partnership with UnaBiz is another effort to offer meaningful and robust IoT that will enable clients to achieve operational efficiencies through big data, analytics and automation. While the new synergy of both the organisations will pave way for future progress, it will also witness enhanced disruption in the IoT space in the UAE.”

InfraX is the information communication and technology arm of Digital Dewa and a TDRA licensed nationwide IoT service provider, which focuses on providing managed connectivity and IoT to Digital Dewa customers.

“UnaBiz is pleased to partner InfraX to bring its proven, cost-effective and energy-efficient IoT to the UAE region,” said Chiu. “Digital Dewa is a strong and reliable alliance for UnaBiz in the UAE region, and we look forward to working with its partners and customers to leverage Sigfox and other LPWA technologies to create meaningful and disruptive solutions that will help businesses transform their operations, lower emissions and achieve their energy goals.”

UnaBiz is a provider of massive IoT services and specialises in design, manufacturing, connectivity and data platform services across a hybrid of low-power wide area technologies to power sustainable business growth. UnaBiz owns Sigfox 0G technology, which powers a global 0G network that connects over ten million sensors for 1500 B2B users in collaboration with more than seventy national 0G operators and global partners.v