Taiwan Mobile, one of the three major telecommunication companies in Taiwan, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with UnaBiz, the operator of SIGFOX in Taiwan.
Under the agreement, Taiwan Mobile will become the sales channel of UnaBiz in Taiwan, touting the services of SIGFOX to enterprises and businesses. In addition, Taiwan Mobile will also leverage SIGFOX technology to introduce IoT-based services, with the first ones available by the end of this year.
“The expansion of UnaBiz’s operation in Taiwan is not aimed at competing with local telecommunication companies, but rather to focus on value co-creation.” UnaBiz CEO Henri Bong noted that everyone assumes that the relationship between SIGFOX and telecommunication companies is one characterized by competition. The truth is the SIGFOX operates in a market which telecommunication companies are not involved with.
SIGFOX has working with seven telecommunication companies around the world, including T-Mobile. It hopes to have the opportunity to join hands with even more telecommunications companies in the future.