SINGAPORE, Nov. 2, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- UnaBiz has been awarded the Facilities Based Operator (FBO) license to rollout Sigfox's Internet of Things (IoT) network in Singapore by the Info-communications and Media Development Authority (IMDA) of Singapore.
As a Sigfox network operator, UnaBiz is committed to delivering a nation-wide IoT network that is a cost-effective and energy-efficient connectivity solution supporting the government's Smart Nation initiative.
"Singapore is a 'showcase' nation for bringing the Internet of Things into the mainstream," said Roswell Wolff, President of Sigfox Asia Pacific. "We are delighted to work with our partners UnaBiz and Engie to make things come alive with the Sigfox network in Singapore and across the globe. The power of objects to bring value to the many Smart Nation initiatives can now be realised by the commercial availability of the UnaBiz operated Sigfox network service, launched earlier this year."
Henri Bong, CEO of UnaBiz, said, "This is a very important milestone for UnaBiz. With the newly created FBO license, UnaBiz will accelerate the deployment of Sigfox network in Singapore, and anticipate an exponential growth of demand to connect millions of devices over a simple, low cost, low power and long-range network on our Internet of Things ecosystem.
Internet of Things will have a profound impact on the way everyday people live, work, play and learn. Together with our partners, UnaBiz is committed to deliver more innovative IoT solutions to solve real-life problems, and improve the lives of everyday people."
Sigfox provides global, simple, cost-effective and energy-efficient solutions to power the Internet of Things (IoT). Today, its worldwide network and broad ecosystem of partners are already enabling companies to accelerate digital transformation, develop new services and value. Sigfox's vision is to "Make Things Come Alive", by giving a voice to the physical world we live in – allowing billions of objects to play a role in economic development, optimization of industrial processes and safeguarding of species of our planet, amongst the exciting opportunities in today's new digital era. Currently present in 24 countries, and on track to reach over 60 by 2018, the Sigfox global network today covers 1.35 million square kilometers with a population of 358 million people. Millions of connected objects are already registered on the network. Founded in 2010 by entrepreneurs Ludovic Le Moan and Christophe Fourtet, the French company is headquartered in Labège near Toulouse, France's "IoT Valley". Sigfox also has offices worldwide in Paris, Madrid, Munich, Boston, San Francisco, Dubai and Singapore. For more information, visit www.sigfox.com and follow us on Twitter at @SIGFOX.
UnaBiz Network Pte Ltd (UnaBiz) is the exclusive operator of the SIGFOX network in Singapore. As the SIGFOX Network Operator (SNO), Unabiz plans to deploy a nation-wide IoT network in Singapore to enable low power, long range, cost-effective and simple-to-use connectivity for compatible devices. The network will be open and public, giving qualified IoT channels, service providers, SME and large enterprises and government agencies, equal access in order to promote a vibrant and competitive market place. For more information, see and follow us on http://www.unabiz.com/ and Twitter @UnaBizIoT.
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