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Delivering on the future of IoT – Soracom’s new website and key milestones

Back in February, I announced my on-boarding with Soracom — time flies and the past six plus months have been quite a ride! Today, we are excited to announce a new look and improved navigation for our website. A new look for soracom.io   We have redesigned the look and feel, messaging, and navigation to provide an […]

SORACOM Beam supports for IBM Watson IoT Platform

We’re happy to announce today that the SORACOM Beam service for IoT protocol conversion now supports connection to the IBM Watson IoT platform using MQTT. This makes it easy for even the most power- and memory-constrained devices to benefit from the capabilities of the IBM Watson IoT Platform, which brings real-time insight to IoT data […]

Lower cost cellular IoT with expanded global coverage.

  Back in May, when we announced lower pricing for Soracom data service in the US and Canada, we noted that it wasn’t the first time we’d reduced prices, and we promised that it wouldn’t be the last. We’re serious about offering the most secure, simple, and affordable connectivity available for IoT, and we’re happy […]

AWS hosts IoT Innovators Event in San Francisco

We’re always appropriately cautious about events held on Friday the 13th, but today’s AWS IoT Innovators Event, focused around the Smart Home, not only bucked the curse but exceeded all expectations. We always loved the old AWS Loft in San Francisco’s Mid-Market neighborhood, but we have to admit that the new space is both more […]

SAP IoT Venture Day for Japan | Soracom Keynote

SAP hosted a fun and lively Venture Day event at their facility in Palo Alto, and Soracom CTO and co-founder Kenta Yasukawa was the keynote presenter, tapped to share his experiences in building a highly successful Internet of Things startup that bridges the gap between the US and Japan, startups and enterprises, and devices and […]

Industrial IoT and LPWA connectivity – future proofing industrial IoT

Industrial OEMs, distributors, and customers face a challenging question: how do I capture value from IoT today while avoiding a costly overhaul tomorrow? Invest too early, and rapid changes in connectivity technology will leave most IT departments under water. Invest too late, and the competition will undercut you as they find innovative ways to reduce […]

Connecting AWS DeepLens with 3G/LTE and Soracom

AWS DeepLens plus Soracom IoT SIM   AWS DeepLens was first announced at AWS re:Invent 2017, and it’s been a long 6 months of waiting, but shipping day is here at last. Here at Soracom that means at least half the team is obsessively checking tracking updates and canceling weekend plans. For those new to […]

For Industry 4.0, OEMs need a cellular first IoT strategy

On the journey to Industry 4.0, the first step is getting assets connected to the cloud. But what type of connection should you use? WiFi? LTE Cat-1? NB-IoT? The acronyms alone are enough to make anyone’s head spin. In this post, I’ll dive deeper into why OEMs should connect their equipment to cellular instead of […]

Soracom drops IoT connectivity prices and introduces automatic volume discounts

  As our CTO and co-founder Kenta Yasukawa announced today at IoT World 2018, Soracom is reducing prices across the board for IoT connectivity in the US and Canada beginning June 1st. On top of that, we’re adding a new, automatic volume discount pricing. The more bandwidth your IoT solution consumes, the less $/MB you […]

Soracom adds LTE to IoT and M2M SIM Connectivity

LTE has been available in most major telecom markets for nearly a decade now. In the U.S. alone, LTE penetration as measured by the proportion of time that mobile users have access has already passed the 90% mark. But for the small devices that make up the vast majority of the Internet of Things, LTE […]