The Commercial Court of Toulouse announced, on April 21st 2022, the appointment of UnaBiz, a massive IoT service provider and Sigfox Operator for Singapore and Taiwan, as the new owner of Sigfox. The results of the receivership proceeding for Sigfox and its subsidiary Sigfox France SAS were unanimous, with UnaBiz endorsed as the best offer among nine initial bidders by the Jury, Administrators, the Public Prosecutor, Sigfox SA, Sigfox France SAS and Sigfox Employee Representatives.
Over the next few weeks, the Administrators, Sigfox Management and the Employee Representatives will work alongside UnaBiz to ensure a smooth transition of ownership to Sigfox’s existing commercial activities. To establish a more durable and collaborative global ecosystem, new strategies and governance will be put in place to facilitate engagements with Sigfox’s existing partners, customers, and Sigfox Operators to align stakeholders’ interests and support the company’s long-term development in its new chapter.
UnaBiz, a proven massive IoT service provider who specialises in sensor product design, manufacturing, and data platform services across a hybrid of low-power wide-area (LPWA) technologies such as Sigfox, LTE-M, NB-IoT and LoRa, to power business growth. Based in Singapore, Taiwan, Japan, France and Netherlands, UnaBiz has deployed over 1.4 million sensors globally in 28 countries, focusing on Smart Cities applications such as Smart Metering, Facilities Management, Asset Management and Asset Tracking. The company envisions a closely connected world powered by simple technology because we believe “Less is More”. By uniting people and technology, UnaBiz aims to create an impact on a massive scale, to help every person and every organisation on the planet live smarter, simpler, and more sustainably.
Sigfox is the world’s leading IoT communication service provider and 0G network pioneer. They offer a unique combination of ultra-low cost and ultra-low power solutions enabled by a single global network, owner and operated by 75 Sigfox Operators, enabling businesses to gain visibility and a competitive edge. With over 20 million devices connected and nearly 80 million messages sent a day, Sigfox helps its customers to extract data at the lowest cost of production and accelerate their digital transformation in key areas such as asset monitoring and tracking.
What does it mean for The Connected Group?
Whilst there won’t be any direct impact on the continuity of Connected Group global and local services and solutions, we are confident of our ecosystem and the 0G technology’s bright future and fast growth. Together with our long term partner UnaBiz, all our global Sigfox 0G Operator partners, and fast-growing partner network we’ll now have a stronger and more unified IoT ecosystem.