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Soracom picks Astrocast for global satellite IoT

Nanosatellite provider Astrocast and Soracom, a provider of IoT connectivity, have partnered to integrate the Astrocast Satellite IoT (SatIoT) solution into the Soracom platform.

 

Astrocast Signs Deal with IoT Company Soracom for Satellite/Cellular Solution

Satellite IoT company Astrocast has signed a deal with IoT company Soracom to provide a solution that integrates satellite and cellular IoT connectivity.

 

Soracom, AI Dynamics make AI accessible for IoT deployments

Soracom, Japan-based provider of advanced IoT connectivity, yesterday said that AI Dynamics, which offers low-code solutions designed to make artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities accessible to organizations of all sizes, has joined the Soracom Partner Space IoT ecosystem.

 

Soracom Partnerships Foster Internet of Things Deployments

Soracom, a provider of Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity solutions, has announced partnerships with both AI Dynamics and ThingsMatrix, intended to expand its machine-learning (ML) and asset-monitoring solutions portfolio. Both companies have joined Soracom’s Partner Space IoT ecosystem.

 

Soracom Partners with AI Dynamics to Make AI Accessible for IoT Deployments Worldwide

Soracom, Inc., a global provider of advanced IoT connectivity, today announced that AI Dynamics, which offers low-code solutions designed to make artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities accessible to organizations of all sizes, has joined the Soracom Partner Space IoT ecosystem.

 

Soracom Announces Global Collaboration with Sony Semiconductor Solutions’ SPRESENSE™ IoT Microcontrollers

Soracom, Inc., a global provider of advanced IoT connectivity, today announced that SPRESENSE™ from Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation (hereafter “SSS”) has joined the Soracom Partner Space ecosystem and SSS identified Soracom as a recommended provider of connectivity for its SPRESENSE microcontrollers.

 

Soracom leverages Sony Semiconductor Solutions' SPRESENSE IoT microcontrollers

Soracom, an IoT connectivity provider, confirms that Spresense from Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation (SSS) has joined the Soracom Partner Space ecosystem.

 

Egnyte, eSentire and Soracom roll out improved partner programmes

Vendors take on feedback and roll out formal programs to support their partners as they look for growth.

 

IoT Deals, Partnerships Roundup: Nvidia, US Air Force, Microsoft and More

The latest deals and partnerships in the Internet of Things ecosystem

 

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Soracom, Orange Wholesale France partner on IoT connectivity services

 

Soracom to Grow Global IoT Connectivity with Orange Wholesale France

Soracom, Inc., a global provider of advanced IoT connectivity, has entered an agreement with Orange Wholesale France to expand its network for IoT connectivity around the world.

 

Soracom Partners with Orange Wholesale France to Grow Worldwide IoT Connectivity Services

Soracom, Inc., a global provider of advanced IoT connectivity, has entered an agreement with Orange Wholesale France to expand its network for IoT connectivity around the world.

 

Soracom and Orange Wholesale to Grow Worldwide IoT Connectivity Services

New service offering makes it fast and cost-efficient to deploy IoT products globally

 

Soracom teams with Orange Wholesale to grow global IoT connectivity services

Connectivity provider introduces service designed to make it fast and cost-efficient to deploy IoT products globally.

 

Soracom selects Orange Wholesale France to expand IoT connectivity

Orange Wholesale France has signed an MVNO agreement with IoT connectivity specialist Soracom.

 

Soracom partners with Orange Wholesale France to grow worldwide IoT connectivity services

Soracom, Inc., a global provider of advanced IoT connectivity, has entered an agreement with Orange Wholesale France to expand its network for Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity around the world.

 

Soracom Partners with Orange Wholesale France to Grow Worldwide IoT Connectivity Services

In keeping with its commitment to provide the most reliable and available connection for IoT devices deployed anywhere in the world, Soracom, Inc., a global provider of advanced IoT connectivity, today announced it has entered an agreement with Orange Wholesale France to expand its network for IoT connectivity around the world.

 

Soracom Partners with Orange Wholesale France to Grow Worldwide IoT Connectivity Services

In keeping with its commitment to provide the most reliable and available connection for IoT devices deployed anywhere in the world, Soracom, Inc., a global provider of advanced IoT connectivity, today announced it has entered an agreement with Orange Wholesale France to expand its network for IoT connectivity around the world.

 

Soracom Partners with Orange Wholesale France to Grow Worldwide IoT Connectivity Services

In keeping with its commitment to provide the most reliable and available connection for IoT devices deployed anywhere in the world, Soracom, Inc., a global provider of advanced IoT connectivity, today announced it has entered an agreement with Orange Wholesale France to expand its network for IoT connectivity around the world.

 

IoT Connectivity Enables Translation Services Growth

Pocketalk has completed a half-billion translations and has spun off from its parent company to provide Internet of Things-based services via a handheld device, leveraging Soracom connectivity.

 

Back to Basics: 3 Challenges We Still Need to Overcome In IoT

Concerns like security, cloud integration, and SIM lifecycle management may remain on the back burner – until something goes wrong.

 

Big Ideas in IoT Security, Mobile and Cellular

The Internet of Things will see significant progress in 2022, but if the industry is not careful, the safety and security of businesses and customers could be compromised.

 

Soracom at MWC Barcelona 2022: Digital Platforms Essential in Supporting Growing Demand for IoT

In conjunction with MWC Barcelona 2022 which will be taking place from the 28th of February to the 3rd of March, Tara Neal, Executive Editor of The Fast Mode spoke to Alexis Susset, Vice President of Global Product and EU Sales, Soracom on the company’s plans and showcases for this year’s event.

 

Understanding TCO for IoT: Building for Scale

Innovators building IoT solutions often get caught up in the excitement of bringing something new to market and do not consider the many factors that play into the total cost of each device as a project scale.

 

5 considerations for scaling IoT deployments

Nearly anyone in any industry now can solve their largest business challenges with connected solutions powered by IoT technology.

 

Why Temperature in Concrete Infrastructure Matters

How concrete temperature monitoring technology can help our infrastructure to reach its 125-year life span.

 

2022: The Year of Practicality for the IoT

As we move into 2022, practicality is emerging as a key theme for IoT.

 

We talk IoT: IoT is shaping our live, who knows in which ways?

IoT continues to shape our lives in a world that is transforming – often in some pretty confusing and unexpected ways. So it’s comforting to know that somebody, at least, knows which direction we’re heading and what steps to take. In this episode, Kenta Yasukawa, founder of Soracom, a Japanese technology innovator, talks about the future of IoT connectivity.

 

Next-Gen Blended Connectivity is Key to Future IoT Growth

IoT connectivity has grown considerably more powerful over the last few years. Connectivity providers have begun rolling out a new generation of tools that dramatically accelerate speed to market.

 

Securing IoT for better lives: The decade that matters most

Vincent Korstanje, the CEO of Kigen, reflects on the potential of secure IoT for positive impact to people and planet.

 

Soracom now provides IoT connectivity to Electron-to-Go location-based phone chargers

IoT specialist Soracom Inc. announced today that Electron-to-Go has selected it to provide cellular connectivity for its portable mobile charging solutions.

 

Soracom Selected by Electron-to-Go to Power Users on the Move

Portable solution uses Soracom’s cellular IoT connectivity and security to charge mobile devices without tethering users to a traditional charging station

 

Electron-to-Go phone charger selects IoT connectivity provider

Electron-to-Go, a phone charger provider, has selected Soracom, an IoT connectivity provider, to enable cellular connectivity for its portable mobile charging solutions, according to a press release.

 

Truphone teams with Sony and Kigen to offer iSIM platform for IoT

Indeed, that iSIM capability from Sony Semi and Kigen had already been demonstrated in a proof of concept during June 2021 by Soracom, another global provider of advanced IoT connectivity.

 

Paving a Path for Future IoT Growth With Blended Connectivity

Today’s IoT tools and solutions rely on a single wireless protocol, which has its own limitations. Discover how blended connectivity can advance IoT.

 

Charge Analytics chooses Soracom to connect advanced IoT monitoring and control systems

Soracom, Inc., a global provider of advanced IoT connectivity, announced that Charge Analytics has selected Soracom to provide mission-critical cellular IoT connectivity to remote monitoring and control systems deployed in highly regulated industrial settings such as construction, manufacturing, mining, and chemical production.

 

IoT connectivity has never been so complex

There are significant changes coming to the provision of IoT connectivity in the 2020s.

 

IoT news of the week for August 27, 2021

Soracom signs deal with indoor air quality firm

 

Charge Analytics taps Soracom to connect industrial IoT monitoring and control systems

US-based IoT outfit Charge Analytics has picked KDDI-owned Soracom to provide mission-critical cellular IoT connectivity, based on NB-IoT and LTE-M, to remote monitoring and control systems deployed in highly regulated industrial settings such as construction, manufacturing, mining, and chemical production.

 

Charge Analytics Chooses Soracom to Connect Advanced IoT Monitoring and Control Systems

Soracom, Inc., a global provider of advanced IoT connectivity, today announced that Charge Analytics has selected Soracom to provide mission-critical cellular IoT connectivity to remote monitoring and control systems deployed in highly regulated industrial settings such as construction, manufacturing, mining, and chemical production.

 

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Soracom intros IoT development service

 

Soracom unveils new iSIM capability for advanced IoT devices and smaller form factors

Soracom, Inc., a global provider of advanced IoT connectivity, has completed a Proof of Concept demonstrating integrated SIM (iSIM) capability designed to support the next generation of IoT devices.

 

Soracom Unveils Next-Generation iSIM Capability

Proof of Concept addresses needs of advanced IoT devices and smaller form factors

 

Soracom Launches Global IoT Connectivity Strategy

Next-gen IoT Connectivity Provider Helps Developers, SMBs and SMEs Take Full Control Of Their Deployments Through Its More Than 3 Million Connections

 

Soracom Announces New Partnership Featuring Six Global Technology Innovators

Soracom, Inc., a global provider of advanced IoT connectivity, today announced a new partnership featuring six major participants in the global technology ecosystem.

 

EXACT Technology Selects Soracom’s IoT Connectivity to Build Infrastructure of the Future

Soracom, Inc., a global provider of advanced IoT connectivity, today announced it has partnered with EXACT Technology Corp., a leader in concrete monitoring technology, to help build the infrastructure of the future.

 

Concrete Monitoring, Software Companies Partner on Infrastructure Planning

Soracom and EXACT Technology are working together to ensure concrete used to build highways, bridges, dams, buildings and other large infrastructure projects cures properly and is built to last.

 

Soracom Included for the First Time in 2021 Magic Quadrant for Managed IoT Connectivity Services

Soracom, Inc., a global provider of smart connectivity for the Internet of Things (IoT), today announced that it has been named by Gartner, Inc., as a Niche Player in the 2021 Magic Quadrant for Managed IoT Connectivity Services.

 

Tech Company Marketing New Tracker System with LTE, Bluetooth

Pebblebee, founded by engineers and close friends at Boeing, is launching its vision of a tracker for important personal goods, assets or pets, with a private IoT network and platform provided by Soracom.

Soracom Introduces EcoSIM Cards, Significantly Reducing Plastic Waste

New IoT SIM cards deliver advanced performance while saving over 4 tons of plastic from landfills with every million shipped

 

Can Tech Solve the Bee Problem?

Can technology help solve the problems bees face? Colony collapse disorder, disease, and fewer resources prevent bees from pollinating the $15 Billion worth of crops each year

5 IoT Pricing Trends to Watch in 2021

As IoT deployments scale up in 2021, it’s become clear that the plans that consider the cost and flexibility of connectivity up front will be the ones that don’t end up with big “gotchas” when the bills come due, says, Alexis Susset, VP global product & EU sales, Soracom.

Soracom’s IoT flat rate pricing plan allows businesses to reduce overall connectivity costs

Soracom announced a new flat-rate pricing plan that allows companies deploying IoT solutions in the U.S. and Canada to reduce overall connectivity costs 30 percent to 60 percent over other IoT connectivity providers.

Soracom Introduces New IoT Connectivity Pricing Plan for 2021

New flat-rate plan allows IoT manufacturers, product developers, and businesses to reduce overall connectivity costs 30-60% vs. other providers.

NICIGAS Announces 900,000 Smart Gas Meters By End Of 2020 Despite COVID-19

Nippon Gas Co., Ltd. NICIGAS today confirmed the deployment of 900,000 “Space Hotaru” smart gas meters by the end of FY20, with 520,000 meters already activated in the field thanks to a tremendous coordinated effort between NICIGAS, SORACOM, UnaBiz and Kyocera.

eSIM and IoT: Q&A with Alexey Gabsatarov

Soracom Head of BD for EU Alexey Gabsatarov sat down with Telecoms.com for an exclusive interview with the MVNOs Series on eSIM and IoT.

How Nicigas is disrupting Japan's gas market with IoT

Japanese energy retailer Nicigas is deploying 850,000 IoT devices to convert traditional gas meters into smart meters to unlock consumption data amid efforts to shake up the utilities industry.

What Does a Smart City Look Like?

But what exactly does a smart city look like, and are there any good examples already leading the way?

Soracom Announces Inaugural Cohort of its IoT Technology Accelerator Program

Soracom, Inc., a global provider of smart connectivity for the Internet of Things (IoT), announced today (April 30, 2019) the first cohort of companies to take part in the IoT Technology Accelerator program announced in December 2018.

Pebblebee, makers of Finder smart tracking device, find a big investor as part of effort to raise $10M

Pebblebee, the Bellevue, Wash.-based startup that makes a smart tracker to help people find missing keys and more, has found an investor.

Embedded Sensors & Cloud Apps: What about the Connection?

Soracom is a company focused on providing a cellular connectivity platform for IoT and M2M using the cloud. The connectivity platform is aimed at providing all the features and capabilities needed from the connectivity environment to remove roadblocks and enable globally scalable IoT systems.

US IoT Cybersecurity Bill

Legislation was introduced Monday (March 11, 2019) that would create cybersecurity standards for internet-connected devices, the “internet of things.”

IoT service provider ‘Soracom’ adds more nations to its network

Soracom.Inc., provider of Internet of Things (IoT) service has added seven more countries to its list of 110 nations where it provides service, and also reduced the cost of its cellular connectivity.

Soracom Leads $10 Million Investment Round in Sigfox Provider Unabiz

In a recent announcement, Soracom, provider of a cloud-native connectivity-as-a-service platform for the Internet of Things (IoT), made public its participation as lead investor in a $10 million Series A funding of UnaBiz. UnaBiz is the exclusive provider of Sigfox connectivity in Singapore and Taiwan, operating a low-power wide area network (LPWAN) that reaches nearly 100 percent of the population in the two regions.

 

Soracom Leads $10 Million Investment Round in Sigfox Provider Unabiz

The investment is the second made by the Soracom IoT Fund program, which was launched earlier this year by Soracom’s parent company, KDDI Corporation. Soracom acts as a driver of the fund’s investment decisions, and is actively working to accelerate development of a global IoT ecosystem through funding and collaboration.

Trend Micro Launches Product to Protect Telecom Networks Serving Business and Home Users

Soracom supports IoT businesses by providing a comprehensive IoT connectivity platform. We expect that combining the pay-as-you-go Soracom platform with Trend Micro Virtual Network Function Suite will deliver powerful new capabilities for users who need safer and more secure IoT systems.

Soracom simplifies secure provisioning of IoT devices in field

Soracom, Inc., provider of the leading cloud-native connectivity-as-a-service platform for the Internet of Things (IoT), announced released of its Krypton service, which simplifies and lowers the cost to securely provision connected devices in the field.

Soracom aims to simplify IoT with two new services

Soracom, Inc. announced the release of its Krypton service, which helps simplify and lower the cost to securely provision connected devices in the field. Krypton uses SIM authentication to identify each unique device the first time it is connected to a cloud service. This allows shipment of devices with a common firmware image to end customers, who can then add unique device information and keys at deployment using the Soracom web console or API.

SORACOM with KDDI SORACOM Joins KDDI in Advancing KDDI IoT Worldwide Architecture

KDDI CORPORATION (Headquarters: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, President: Makoto Takahashi) and SORACOM Inc. (Headquarters: Setagaya-ku, Tokyo, President: Ken Tamagawa) have announced that SORACOM will participate in KDDI’s IoT Worldwide Architecture, which provides comprehensive functionality ranging from IoT connectivity for vehicles, industrial machinery and other devices, to service implementation and data analysis.

Soracom IoT Platform Adds Support for IBM Watson IoT Platform, Connects Data To IBM Watson AI

Soracom Inc., provider of cloud connectivity-as-a-service for the Internet of Things (IoT), announced this week release of new integration capability designed to allow direct collaboration with the IBM Watson IoT Platform, a fully managed, cloud-hosted service that makes it simple to derive value from IoT devices.

Seattle IoT startup Resin.io gets $5 million in new funding from Soracom, a division of KDDI

There’s a land grab underway as the industrial internet of things continues to shift from thought experiment to technology deployment, and a Seattle startup working on a container-based method for deploying IoT apps just got a little more runway to build out that product.

Soracom Leads $5 Million Investment in Resin.ioStrategic Investment to Accelerate Growth of Global IoT Infrastructure, Marks First Commitment of Soracom IoT Fund Program

Soracom, Inc., provider of the leading cloud-native connectivity-as-a-service platform for the Internet of Things (IoT) today announced participation as the lead investor in a $5 million funding round for resin.io, a leader in the use of Linux containers and other modern cloud technologies to develop, deploy, scale and manage fleets of connected devices.

IoT startup Resin.io gets $5 million in new funding from Soracom, a division of KDDI

Resin.io has now raised $17 million in funding over the last few years, according to a company representative, with the addition of a new $5 million round from Soracom, a division of massive Japanese wireless carrier KDDI Corp. Soracom

Resin.io and Soracom Announce Strategic IoT Partnership

Resin.io and Soracom, Inc. today announced an expansion to their partnership and plans to develop further integrations between their IoT products and services. Resin also announced $5 million in additional financing led by Soracom and parent company KDDI Corporation to support the partnership.

Soracom launches SIM cards and services easing IoT rollout cost

One of the challenges of Internet of Things is the poor availability and high price of mobile data, especially in the U.S.. Twilio announced it was going to have a stab at changing that earlier this year. Today Soracom showed off its solutions to ease the pain of IoT adaptation across the industry.

SORACOM and Mnubo Announce Global Partnership to Bring End-to-End IoT Solutions to Leading Enterprises

TOKYO — SORACOM Inc., provider of the leading cloud-native platform for the Internet of Things (IoT), today announced a strategic, global partnership with Mnubo Inc., a leader in data analytics and Artificial Intelligence (AI) for IoT, accelerating the delivery and deployment of turnkey IoT solutions for global enterprises.

 

Soracom Lowers IoT Connectivity and Data Costs in US and Canada

Soracom, Inc., today announced a new, lower U.S. and Canada fee structure for SORACOM Air, the commitment-free, pay-as-you-go cellular Connectivity-as-a-Service for IoT, delivering cost reductions of up to 39% as customer data use increases.

Soracom Expands Coverage Footprint For Global IOT Connectivity

SORACOM, Inc., provider of the leading cloud-native platform for the Internet of Things (IoT), today announced general availability of LTE service in the United States, Canada, Europe, Africa, and the Asia Pacific region.

Cloud-native IoT platform delivers Sigfox LPWAN connectivity across borders on per-use basis

SORACOM, Inc., provider of the cloud-native platform for the Internet of Things (IoT), announced availability of pay-as-you-go, pay-as-you-grow service for the Sigfox global Low Power Wide Area Network (LPWAN). The Sigfox network, available in over 45 countries and territories, is used to connect millions of objects collecting and transmitting IoT data.

 

Soracom Names Eugene Kawamoto as CEO for Americas

MENLO PARK, Calif., Feb. 06, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Soracom, Inc., provider of the leading cloud-native platform for the Internet of Things (IoT), today announced the appointment of Eugene Kawamoto as its CEO, Americas.