SORACOM, INC

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February 22, 2017

Leading Japanese IoT Connectivity Provider SORACOM Launches in Europe

Japanese success story SORACOM will announce the launch of its advanced IoT connectivity platform and services in Europe to support customers and partners deploying IoT/M2M solutions.

Widely recognized as one of Japan's leading IoT technology providers, SORACOM is breaking down technical barriers to IoT/M2M deployment with a cloud-based connectivity platform that is both technically advanced and affordable. The company uses a unique approach and architecture to provide secure data transfer at lower costs for its global customers and brings this technology to users across all industries in convenient new forms.
SORACOM’s SIM cards are tailored for IoT devices and can be managed through APIs and a web console, that allow convenient activation/deactivation of SIMs, traffic monitoring, network configuration and visualization, storage and management of data, and many more detailed operations in real time.

“SORACOM aims to use its platform to contribute to the overall growth of the IoT industry,” said Ken Tamagawa, Chief Executive Officer of SORACOM. “Current IoT connectivity providers do not really offer secure and swift delivery of services that are affordable and available for everyone in a democratized way. Connecting devices to the internet or the cloud is the easy part. Securing devices and data is the most critical. If it’s on the public internet, it’s hackable. Our customers connect their devices directly to the cloud, using a private network provided by SORACOM instead of public internet.”

Earlier in Feb 2017, SORACOM entered the LoRaWAN (Long Range Wide Area Network) business in Japan with the launch of a "shared service model" that provides gateways to customers as a service.

The company has also built a global ecosystem of over 250 partners through its SORACOM Partner Space (SPS). Through this programme, SORACOM continues to deliver both technical innovation and business value to partners and their customers. SORACOM will now start welcoming new partners from Europe into SPS to further expand the ecosystem.

SORACOM’s SIM cards are available on Amazon’s European sites for small volumes and via user consoles for larger volumes.

SORACOM’s launch event will be held on 27th February at 12.00 (GMT+1) at Fira Montjuïc, 4YFN SORACOM Stage during Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

About SORACOM
SORACOM was founded in November 2014 by a team of cloud and telecommunication veterans and launched in Japan in September 2015. From the beginning, the company's objective was to develop a communications network for IoT innovators across industries with the tools they need to connect, protect, control and coordinate their IoT deployments at speed and at scale. Today, SORACOM serves over 5000 business clients, from start-ups to SMEs and blue-chip corporations. With headquarters in Tokyo and offices in, Singapore, Copenhagen and Palo Alto, SORACOM is committed to providing IoT/M2M innovators everywhere with the tools they need to create a more connected world.

Additional information and inquiries for the interviews:
Sandra Roosna
Director, Marketing and Business Development
SORACOM
E-mail: sandra@soracom.io
Mobile: +372 53718659
Web: soracom.io

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

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