April 4, 2018 – Station F, Paris, FRANCE – Soracom, Inc., provider of the leading cloud-native platform for the Internet of Things (IoT), today 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 currently provides more than 9000 customers worldwide with over-the-air connectivity designed specifically for IoT applications. These customers now have the ability to centrally manage both GSM, LTE and Sigfox connectivity across regions from a single user console, with the benefit of centralized connection management and billing.
SORACOM’s global Sigfox service provides the APIs, command-line interface, and web console for full control of device connections, and offers access to advanced platform features supporting IoT data management and secure connection to leading cloud services such as AWS IoT, AWS Kinesis, Google Cloud IoT Core, Microsoft Azure IoT, and PubNub.
All pricing for the service is provided on a pay-as-you-go basis. For customers in the early stages of development, this offers a low-cost path to release. Customers already at scale benefit from simplified and predictable global billing and management.
Charges are calculated daily based on location, uplink and downlink volume, with several tiers available based on usage and volume discounts applied automatically depending on number of active devices. A typical scenario such as a GPS tracker deployed in France and reporting its location 50 times a day would see daily charges as low as 0.0127 EUR ($0.016 USD).
“Soracom was created to give developers and enterprises around the world access to self-service, cloud-native, pay-as-you-go service for IoT,” said Soracom co-founder and CTO Kenta Yasukawa. “This global Sigfox offering lets them worry less about connectivity and focus squarely on creating new services and experiences.”
“This new offer will make it even easier for anyone to use Sigfox services anywhere in the world and to manage the generated data,” said Nicolas Lesconnec, Sigfox Head of Technology Adoption. “This will help customers focus on their own business priorities, connectivity and platform matters being as simple as they should.”
Sigfox and Soracom users also welcomed the news.
“With its automated platform offering, SORACOM allows us to accelerate both development and international market expansions,” said Giuseppe Giordano, CEO of smart building startup ENERBRAIN.
“I can focus on growing my business knowing that my connectivity platform partner will automatically scale with my products.” said Jorge Orta, CEO of development kit provider SEASUGLABS.
For full pricing information and list of available regions, please visit soracom.io/en/services/air/
Soracom is the market-leading platform for cloud-native IoT connectivity. We provide customers and partners across industries with the tools they need to connect, protect, control and coordinate their IoT deployments at speed and at scale. Launched as a venture-backed company in 2015, Soracom was acquired by mobile operator KDDI in August, 2017, greatly expanding the company’s resources for global expansion. More information is available at Soracom’s web site and the Soracom blog.
Sigfox is the world’s leading IoT service provider thanks to its global network that connects billions of devices to the Internet while consuming as little energy as possible, as simply as possible. Sigfox’s unique approach to device-to-cloud communications addresses the three greatest barriers to global IoT adoption: cost, energy consumption, and global scalability.
Today, the network is present in 45 countries and on track to cover 60 by 2018. With millions of objects connected and a rapidly growing partner ecosystem, Sigfox empowers companies to move their business model towards more digital services. Founded in 2010 by Ludovic Le Moan and Christophe Fourtet, the company is headquartered in Labège near Toulouse, France’s “IoT Valley”. Sigfox also has offices in Paris, Madrid, Munich, Boston, San Francisco, Dubai, Singapore, Sao Paulo and Tokyo.
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Company Name: SORACOM, INC.
CEO: Ken Tamagawa
Headquarters: Oshima Bldg. 3F, Tamagawa 4-5-6, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo
Sigfox Head of Technology Adoption
This new offer will make it even easier for anyone to use Sigfox services anywhere in the world and to manage the generated data. This will help customers focus on their own business priorities, connectivity and platform matters being as simple as they should.