Kinéis and UnaBiz has sealed an agreement for the development and commercialization of a seamless global Internet of Things (IoT) solution that collects data from Kinéis satellite network and integrates them on UnaBiz’s data platform, designed for massive scale asset management.
The companies said in a joint statement that the solution aims to answer the challenge facing the global logistics and transportation industry where consistent and seamless connectivity is essential.
“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, it will be launching 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 the US 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 networks, satellite connectivity is especially useful for applications in asset tracking, maritime, utilities, agriculture, and construction.
The space industry which is seen as a new growth frontier, is growing at a steady pace. Data have shown that the number of satellite IoT subscribers will increase at a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 35.8 percent to reach 15.7 million units in 2025.
Headquartered in Singapore, UnaBiz is a multi-tech IoT service provider that has delivered over 1.4 million sensors in 28 countries worldwide. The 5-year-old scale-up has recently raised US$25 million in its Series B funding and is looking to grow its capabilities and develop solutions in specific verticals.