Soracom introduces improved fee structure for IOT connectivity

Extended free usage period with new API for more flexible connection management.

Tokyo β€” SORACOM, INC. provider of the leading cloud-native communication platform for the Internet of Things, today announced a new fee structure for its SORACOM Air IOT connectivity service that offers users new tools designed to reduce cost and improve overall management of IOT deployments.

In keeping with Soracom’s commitment to offering IOT/M2M developers the greatest possible control over connectivity and cost, with services available available on an as-needed, pay-as-you-go basis, Soracom Air now supports a new “STANDBY” state, which can be established for any Soracom SIM.

Normally, a SIM will begin to incur a small “keep-alive” cost once it begins receiving data. These charges will not apply to SIMs placed in “STANDBY” state. Soracom’s independent subscriber management and authentication infrastructure (HLR) allows the state of any SIM on a user’s network to be controlled via web console or API. 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.

SORACOM will continue to develop new services and expand existing functions to provide IOT developers with the greatest possible range of options to support creation and deployment of new IoT solutions. 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.

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

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