SORACOM announces new network capabilities and APIs for global IoT connectivity

New services include eSIM capability, APIs for SMS, and enhanced cost management.

Tokyo — SORACOM, INC. provider of the leading cloud-native communication platform for the Internet of Things, today announced the release of a range of new capabilities and APIs designed to make design, production and release of advanced IOT experiences easier and more affordable for developers worldwide. These new network capabilities include

The SORACOM Air IoT connectivity service will now support Embedded SIM technology, allowing users to install IC SIMs directly into IoT devices. The eSIM allows developers to implement new form factors, streamline production, and improve reliability while delivering provisioning flexibility well beyond that of a standard SIM. eSIMs will be available for purchase directly from Soracom and will be fully compliant with the GSMA Remote Provisioning Architecture for M2M and Embedded UICC v3.1.

The addition of a new STANDBY state for SIMs on the Soracom network improves cost management during production and release of connected devices. Normally, a SIM will begin to incur a small “keep-alive” cost once it begins receiving data. However, these charges will not apply to SIMs placed in “STANDBY” state. This allows for data transmission during production for factory testing and pre-shipment inspection while assuring no additional cost will be incurred during storage and shipment until devices are activated by their end users.

Additionally, SMS delivery via API allows for secure, programmable remote management of IOT devices, even in the absence of an IP data session. Using the Soracom SMS API, connected devices can send information directly to an external server or to other devices in the same network. The API also gives connected devices access to additional services such as SORACOM Beam, Funnel and Harvest,, allowing secure connection to public endpoints, collection and visualization of device data, and direct transmission of data to leading cloud services such as Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Platform, and Microsoft Azure.

Please refer to the individual releases below for full details on each new service

SORACOM announces general availability of integrated eSIM for IoT

Soracom introduces improved fee structure for IOT connectivity

SORACOM adds SMS transmission via API to SORACOM IoT Connectivity

The SORACOM IoT communication platform SORACOM will continue to develop services and expand its functions so that customers can create and release new IoT solutions quickly and easily. Soracom is committed to creating a more connected world, and will contribute to the development of the IoT industry through the SORACOM platform.

About SORACOM – 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. More than 8,000 customers worldwide now rely on Soracom solutions to bring cutting-edge IoT use cases from concept to market.

Company Outline
Company Name: SORACOM, INC.
CEO: Ken Tamagawa
Headquarters: Oshima Bldg. 3F, Tamagawa 4-5-6,
Setagaya-ku, Tokyo

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