Headquartered in Singapore, UnaBiz is a tech-agnostic IoT service provider selling to 28 countries worldwide. The 5-year-old scale-up has recently raised US25 million in its Series B funding and is looking to grow its capabilities and develop solutions in specific verticals.
“Both Kinéis and UnaBiz are focused on creating value for the ecosystem”, said Henri Bong, Co-Founder and Co-CEO of UnaBiz. “We are excited to work with our new partner in the new space industry as Nanosatellites IoT solutions will complement our existing terrestrial offers, including LPWAN and cellular solutions, providing our partners with a truly global connectivity solution.”
Kinéis combines 40-year experience in localization and data collection, to provide low-cost, low-power, direct to satellite IoT connectivity. In addition to its seven operational satellites and two more announced this year, Kinéis will launch a 25-nanosatellite constellation in 2023 from New Zealand, quadrupling its current network to achieve near real-time connectivity.
Alexandre Tisserant, Kinéis’ CEO said, “We are very pleased to begin this new partnership with UnaBiz in Asia, after being granted access to U.S. market. Together, we can strengthen our market position by offering a complete and reliable IoT solution with global coverage which combines the best of each technology.”
Complementing both cellular and non-cellular terrestrial network, satellite connectivity is especially useful for applications in asset tracking, maritime, utilities, agriculture, and construction. The new space industry is growing at a steady pace. According to studies, the number of satellite IoT subscribers will increase at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 35.8 percent to reach 15.7 million units in 2025.
To kick off the partnership, the pair will begin the development and commercialization of a seamless global IoT solution that collects data from Kinéeis satellite network and integrates them on UnaBiz’s data platform UnaConnect designed for massive scale asset management.
The solution aims to answer the challenge facing the global logistics and transportation industry where consistent and seamless connectivity is essential.
Created in 2018, Kinéis is a satellite operator and global connectivity provider. It inherited 40 years of expertise in the Argos system, founded by CNES (French space agency) and historically operated by CLS (Collecte Localisation Satellites). Its mission is to develop reliable technology that provides easy access to useful satellite data. To make life easier for professionals and individuals and encourage them to use its products and services, Kinéis locates and connects objects wherever they are on the planet. Thanks to its technological innovation capabilities, Kinéis forges links between New Space and IoT and connects hundreds of customers with satellite IoT.
UnaBiz is 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 and Japan, UnaBiz has deployed over 1 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 in “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.