UnaBiz, Massive Internet of Things (IoT) service provider and integrator, signs Global IoT Distribution Agreement with Soracom, a global provider of advanced IoT connectivity, to offer cellular connectivity to its customers. The announcement marks yet another milestone in UnaBiz’s advancement of Technology Convergence, by offering pervasive Global IoT Network Coverage to its customers and partners, from 0G to 5G to enable Massive IoT.
The new global agreement will provide UnaBiz customers access to Soracom’s global cellular networks enabled by 350 mobile carriers across 170 countries, and provide services complementary to the global 0G Network powered by Sigfox technology. The cellular connectivity offer brings additional value to UnaBiz’s key verticals; Utilities, Supply Chain and Logistics, Building and Facility Management, and Security, and will open up new segments and a dozen new addressable Critical IoT use cases that require lower latencies, larger data volume, and uninterrupted communication. The agreement will kick off in Singapore, Taiwan, France, Spain and Portugal, with the ultimate objective to be subsequently extended to 70+ 0G Operators worldwide where a cellular connectivity option is required by a customer.
“It is clear that there is no single network technology that can cover all IoT use cases and collaboration is key to enable IoT at scale. By joining forces with Soracom, our customers will gain access to best-of-breed cellular IoT connectivity to help them achieve their business objectives and ESG goals. This distribution model is already tested and proven today with UnaBiz and our 0G Operator partners. Our customers chose us because of the additional IoT expertise and know-how they can access alongside the cellular services, which are not always available from your traditional local telco SIM provider. This is why we are pleased to strengthen our strategic partnership and scale up with Soracom with this new extended global agreement,” said Henri Bong, CEO and Co-Founder of UnaBiz.
The agreement builds on the long-term strategic partnership between UnaBiz and Soracom that started in 2018 when Soracom led a $10 Million investment in UnaBiz’s Series A funding round. The synergies created by this combined offering were first established in 2020 when UnaBiz and Soracom partnered to deliver an LTE-M-based smart meter reader for NICIGAS, Japan’s largest LP Gas company, to complement its existing Sigfox-based smart meter reader. The LTE-M connectivity is powered by Soracom’s IoT connectivity platform, which natively supports blended Sigfox and cellular deployments and provides access to advanced cloud capabilities.
“Soracom is pleased to support UnaBiz and its 0G Operator partners with IoT connectivity and platform services that connect seamlessly to multiple cellular networks including 2G, 3G, 4G LTE and Cat-M1 and NB-IoT. As a cloud-agnostic, hardware-agnostic platform, we firmly believe in the Technology Convergence movement. We look forward to working with UnaBiz to offer Soracom coverage and cloud-native capabilities in new markets and reinforce UnaBiz’s position as a Massive IoT service provider and integrator,” said Ken Tamagawa CEO & Founder of Soracom Inc.
Earlier in February this year, Soracom announced the joint global development and launch of an LTE-M-based IoT button with UnaBiz that utilizes Soracom’s eSIM technology and cloud-native smart connectivity platform.
Customers located in Singapore, Taiwan, France, Spain and Portugal will be able to purchase IoT SIMs from their respective local UnaBiz Operators directly or contact UnaBiz for cellular-based IoT solutions.
Soracom is leading the democratization of IoT connectivity, offering robust solutions specifically designed to make it easy to build, operate, and scale IoT deployments. Founded in 2015, Soracom now serves more than 20,000 startups, SMBs, and global enterprises across all industries, from agriculture, energy, construction, and transportation to consumer electronics, manufacturing, real estate, and healthcare. Customers trust Soracom for affordable, reliable connectivity that accelerates speed to market, makes it easy to connect to the cloud, and offers access to a worldwide partner ecosystem. More information is available at www.soracom.io.
UnaBiz is a global Massive IoT service provider and integrator that specialises in solution design, manufacturing, connectivity and data platform services across a hybrid of network communication technologies such as Sigfox, LoRa, LTE-M, NB-IoT and Satellite, to power sustainable business growth.
Founded in 2016, the company is headquartered in Singapore, with R&D centres in Taipei and Labège (FR), and operates 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 customers on the global 0G Network, owned and commercialised by 70+ national Operators worldwide. The company focuses on Utilities, Supply Chain & Logistics, Security and Facilities & Building Management.
UnaBiz envisions a closely connected world powered by simple technology because it believes in “Less is More”. By uniting people and IoT technology, it aims to create an impact on a massive scale, to help every person and every organisation on the planet live smarter, simpler, and more sustainable way.