Soracom Expands Coverage Footprint for Global IoT Connectivity
Cloud-native IoT leader adds LTE support in leading global markets
May 14, 2018 – Menlo Park, CA – (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — 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. This service expands on Soracom’s existing 2G and 3G cellular service, already available in more than 100 countries around the world.
SORACOM’s platform for IoT applications provides over-the-air connectivity to cloud services with flexible, pay-as-you-grow pricing. Launched in Japan in late 2015, Soracom now serves more than 10,000 customers globally by giving both start-up and enterprise firms the flexibility to easily transition from early prototypes to field deployments including hundreds or thousands of devices.
For companies working in consumer, automotive, industrial or agricultural IoT, LTE offers broader and more reliable coverage at faster data rates compared to 2G and 3G service. LTE also ensures long-term network support over the next decade or longer.
“We want our customers to achieve the best possible balance of connectivity cost savings and performance as they scale their business,” said Kenta Yasukawa, co-founder and CTO of SORACOM. “With continued evolution of cellular networks worldwide, adding LTE to the SORACOM platform allows our customers to choose the connectivity footprint and performance they need and to have a migration roadmap for currently deployed solutions.”
“We created the WHILL electric vehicle to establish a new standard for personal mobility,” said Muneaki Fukuoka, Founder and CTO of WHILL. “We believe that no one should feel limited by physical ability. LTE and especially battery-efficient Cat M1 connectivity will help us to fulfill the promise of freedom and connectivity that we make with every WHILL model.”
“Our Wio Tracker LTE open source gateway was designed specifically for projects where speed and coverage are at a premium,” said Erin Linke, US General Manager of Seeed Studio. “Access to coverage compatible with today’s LTE and Cat 1 modems frees developers to take full advantage of the bandwidth and capability available for IoT today.”
Soracom LTE service is currently available to customers using LTE modems in the United States, Canada, Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Italy, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Luxembourg, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, Russia, Singapore, New Zealand and South Africa. In addition to support for all available cellular services, SORACOM also supports connectivity using Low-Power Wide Area (LPWA) technologies.
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.
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Company Name: SORACOM, INC.
CEO: Ken Tamagawa
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co-founder and CTO of SORACOM
We want our customers to achieve the best possible balance of connectivity cost savings and performance as they scale their business,” said, with continued evolution of cellular networks worldwide, adding LTE to the SORACOM platform allows our customers to choose the connectivity footprint and performance they need and to have a migration roadmap for currently deployed solutions.