Massive IoT service provider UnaBiz has partnered with Kinéis to deliver satellite IoT connectivity to companies in the Asia Pacific, with the initial target being the transportation and logistics sector.
"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."
Satellite connectivity complements terrestrial networks – both cellular and non-cellular. And today, the new space industry is growing at a steady space, with recent studies predicting that the number of satellite IoT subscribing will increase at CAGR annual growth rate of 35.8% to reach 15.7 million units in 2025.
Kinéis forges links between New Space and IoT and connects hundreds of customers with satellite IoT – tapping its expertise in localisation and data collection, to provide low-cost, low-power, direct to satellite IoT connectivity.
Established in 2019, the satellite operator and global connectivity provider inherited 40 years of expertise in the Argos system, founded by CNES (French space agency) and historically operated by CLS (Collecte Localisation Satellites).
It has seven operational satellites, with 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.
"We are very pleased to begin this new partnership with UnaBiz in Asia, after being granted access to the U.S. market,” said Alexandre Tisserant, Kinéis’ CEO. “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."
To kick off the partnership, both companies will begin the development and commercialisation of a seamless global IoT solution that collects data from Kinéis satellite network and integrates them on UnaBiz’s data platform designed for massive scale asset management.
The solution is initially targeted for global logistics and transportation industry where consistent and seamless connectivity is essential. Further down the line, it will be aimed at other verticals such as useful for applications in asset tracking, maritime, utilities, agriculture, and construction.