About Combain

Our vision: Keep track of everything everywhere
  • Keep track of = Be able to locate within a few meters so it can be found
  • Everything = Anything that is valuable enough to locate
  • Everywhere = Anywhere globally, indoor and outdoor
Combain continuously works towards this vision by developing an accurate, low-cost, and global positioning service based on radio. We believe in radio, cloud services, crowd-sourcing, and big data mining/analysis.

Our history started back in 2006 when Combain Consulting AB got a research assignment from Sony Ericsson to develop positioning algorithms, build a Cell ID database and drive around in the woods of southern Sweden to capture Cell IDs in a crowd sourcing way from Swedish mobile network operators. We had then and still have a passion about location based services and how to use mobile positioning to improve these.

In 2009, Combain Mobile AB was founded and Location-API.com was launched as an innovative mobile positioning cloud service. It quickly got it’s first customer within valuable goods tracking. The service has today evolved to a much better performing Combain Positioning Service (CPS).

Today our team has managed to develop advanced positioning algorithms (patent pending) and build the world largest Cell ID and Wi-Fi database. We continue to do positioning research in collaboration with Lund University.

Our services are now being used by mobile network operators, mobile device manufacturers and various M2M service providers globally to improve their positioning of mobile devices.

Our management team have a long and broad experience from the telecom industry and from working with cloud based solutions. In 2015 Combain proudly received awards and recognitions: 33-listan, Sweden’s 33 most potential tech companies, and Winner of Red Herring Top 100 Europe.

Combain is based in Ideon Research Park, Lund, Sweden. For us this is the ideal location, innovative area, close to Lund University with all it’s research, close to major telecom companies like Ericsson, Sony Mobile, Nokia, Huawei and a short train ride from Copenhagen Airport.

Combain is a proud member of LoRa Alliance, and works to improve LoRaWAN positioning.

Combain is also a proud member of the UNCAP project. A Horizon 2020 project aiming to help aging people live independently while maintaining and improving their lifestyle. In UNCAP project Combain is providing geolocation services for indoor- och outdoor positioning of connected devices.