Semtech and UnaBiz Partner

Once bitter low-power wide-area network (LPWAN) rivals, Semtech $SMTC and UnaBiz have partnered to integrate Sigfox 0G technology on Semtech’s LoRa Edge and its next generation LoRa Connect platforms.  The partnership allows customers to develop solutions that combine LoRaWAN and Sigfox 0G technologies, which provide global IoT coverage asset management through low-power geolocation in such industries as supply chain and logistics.

LoRa Edge and the LoRa Connect transceivers offer multi-band connectivity, low-power Wi-Fi and GNSS scanning capabilities in a single silicon, which Semtech says makes them cost-effective platforms for IoT and geolocation applications in the global unlicensed LPWAN market.  The partnership allows LoRa Cloud geolocation on the Sigfox global 0G network, currently in more than  70 countries.

Semtech and UnaBiz will integrate Sigfox 0G tech into LoRa Connect platform (Image: Semtech Corp.).

“With this collaboration, we are bringing together the LoRaWAN and Sigfox ecosystems to expand Semtech’s LoRa platform to an even larger footprint of LPWAN networks across the globe and provide IoT developers and customers with ultra-low power connectivity, security and cloud-based geolocation,” said Tom Mueller, Semtech’s executive vice president and general manager of the IoT System Products Group, in a statement.  “We are creating a cost-effective, single SKU platform for our customers to benefit from the best available network coverage globally and we are enabling LoRa Cloud geolocation across these networks, bringing ultra-low power Wi-Fi and GNSS sniffing for logistics and asset tracking.”

Location Business News has covered the downfall—and rise—of Sigfox through its acquisition by Singapore-based UnaBiz.  Sigfox, once seen as a major IoT player, had its financial woes chronicled by Techcrunch and French Tech Journal.  UniBiz, however, has opened up the Sigfox device library to IoT community and has joined the LoRa Alliance as a contributor member recently following a several partnership announcements with LoRaWAN ecosystem members.

Contact:  Shannon Love, Semtech, (602) 575-9045,


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