Continuity secured by new owner: UnaBiz acquires IoT provider Sigfox SA
- According to a court decision of April 21, 2022, UnaBiz can take over the French company Sigfox SA and the network operator Sigfox France
- Takeover secures the expansion of the global ecosystem with wireless networks in over 70 countries
- UnaBiz’s offer complements and expands the technology choices of global network operators
Toulouse / Singapore, April 21 2022 – UnaBiz takes over Sigfox SA, the inventor of the global Sigfox 0G wireless network, and the associated French network operator Sigfox France. The commercial court in Toulouse approved this today. Sigfox SA filed for bankruptcy protection in February and was looking for an interested party to buy the company, support its long-term development and preserve jobs.
The takeover by UnaBiz ensures the continued existence and expansion of the Sigfox technology and the global ecosystem. “As a major Sigfox network operator in the Asia-Pacific region, UnaBiz already has many years of knowledge of the Sigfox ecosystem,” comments Thomas Scheibel, CEO of Heliot Europe. As one of 75 global development and integration partners, Heliot Europe operates the Sigfox Internet of Things (IoT) network in the DACH region as well as in Slovenia and Liechtenstein. “We welcome UnaBiz as the new owner of Sigfox SA and Sigfox France. Together we want to continue our successful growth course and expand our portfolio of innovative end-to-end solutions,” Scheibel continues.
UnaBiz was able to successfully position itself on the market as an IoT solution provider with its own hardware and software solutions. With a strong focus on innovative solutions, the network operator with French roots is open to combining different technologies.
“The takeover of Sigfox by UnaBiz opens up new ways for us at Heliot Europe to merge technologies and thus expand our offering. The takeover not only ensures the preservation of the Sigfox 0G network, but is an important step forward,” Christian Postel, Chief Sales Officer at Heliot Europe, is convinced. “We are already one of the central IoT network providers in Europe. With the expanded portfolio, we can serve our customers even better with critical data for smart buildings, cities and infrastructure. In addition, we are able to close the remaining gaps in a supply chain.”
About Heliot Europe
Heliot Europe is the exclusive operator of the global Sigfox 0G network in Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Slovenia and Liechtenstein. This makes Heliot Europe the largest 0G network operator in Europe. The main shareholder in Heliot Europe is Cube Infrastructure Managers, a Luxembourg-based investment company specialising in the management of European infrastructure funds. Heliot Europe is also a founding member of the 0G United Nations Association, the international association of 0G network operators with currently over 55 network operators worldwide.
With its Sigfox 0G technology, Heliot Europe offers a cross-border, seamless as well as user-friendly, cost-effective and energy-efficient network and helps companies to further transform their business model towards digital services in areas such as asset tracking, asset monitoring and supply chain management. The low-frequency radio technology is also a cost-effective alternative to the existing Narrowband Internet of Things (NBIoT). In addition, customers have access to the global Sigfox 0G ecosystem with nearly 1000 sensors and analytics tools to collect and analyse their data.
UnaBiz is an experienced full-service IoT provider specializing in IoT product design, manufacturing and data platform services composed of Sigfox and other low-power wide-area (LPWA) technologies.
Based in Singapore, Taipei, Tokyo, Paris and Amsterdam, UnaBiz has over 1 million IoT sensors in operation in 28 countries worldwide and focuses on smart city applications such as smart metering, facility management, asset management and asset tracking. The company envisions a tightly connected world powered by simple technology because we believe in less is more. By uniting people and technology, UnaBiz aims to make a massive impact to help every person and organization on the planet live smarter, easier and more sustainable.
For more information, please visit www.unabiz.com
Press photo Thomas Scheibel, CEO Heliot Europe
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Pressphoto Christian Postel, CSO Heliot Europe
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