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September 25th, 2017

Soracom launches Sigfox support in Europe

Maker’s of IoT across Europe will now be able to use the SORACOM web console and APIs to operate and manage Sigfox LPWA deployments and access SORACOM’s advanced cloud-native capabilities.

Copenhagen, Denmark — Today at the Sigfox World IoT Expo in Prague, Soracom Inc., the leading platform provider of cloud-native connectivity built specifically for Internet of Things, announced native platform support in Europe for Sigfox’s market-leading LPWA (Low Power Wide Area) connectivity.

“Adding Sigfox global LPWAN service to Soracom cellular connectivity provides tremendous value to customers looking for multiple-mode deployments,” said Davide Pacchini, director Global Alliances at Sigfox. “This partnership will extend Sigfox’s market leading story of low cost, low energy and ubiquitous service with Soracom’s cellular connectivity to provide dual-mode capability and grow the market of use cases for developers and customers.”

The addition of Sigfox support expands the Soracom platform in Europe to encompass a wide range of new IoT use cases. Sigfox offers developers the opportunity to reduce connectivity cost and energy consumption for IoT devices while allowing connection over distances of miles or more. Additionally, Sigfox can be combined with high-bandwidth connectivity options such as cellular or WiFi in a blended deployment to support a broad set of IoT use cases. Sigfox is currently deployed in 32 countries worldwide, with coverage already available in most European markets.

Soracom customers will be able to use the SORACOM web console and APIs to operate and manage devices connected with Sigfox. Blended cellular/LPWAN deployments can now apply a single cloud-side architecture to simplify deployment, commissioning and ongoing support of in-field devices. Importantly, Sigfox deployments can now take advantage of the tools available on the Soracom platform, including device management, data transmission reduction, cloud service integration, data visualization, packet inspection, and more.

“This is a major win for maker’s of IoT who were so far struggling to choose between cellular and LPWAN or find a combined offering, with a cloud native integrated approach towards a blended offering. We are now able to create this unique value to our existing and new customers. The partnership and integration of platforms will also enable the customers to utilise other Soracom value added services like Harvest, Funnel, Canal, etc. from a single platform to a mix of devices running on different network technologies. Our vision to democratise IoT is taking shape! ”, said Parag Mittal, Soracom Chief Commercial Officer.

SORACOM will also begin offering a Wisol based breakout for direct purchase from the SORACOM User Console by end of October. This Arduino-compatible breakout is easy to program using AT commands, compatible with Sigfox in Europe and together with SORACOM Platform services, it helps developers quickly prototype a Sigfox based device.

Interested in trying?Contact us or get started by registering/pre-orders for Sens’it devices hereand for Wisol devices here

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 7,500 customers worldwide now rely on Soracom solutions to bring cutting-edge IoT use cases from concept to market.

Soracom's IoT connectivity platform delivers pay-as-you go, over-the-air service designed specifically for IoT development. Users also get access to a wide range of cloud-native capabilities tailored for IoT use cases, including protocol conversion, data management and visualization, and adapters for direct connection to leading clouds such as Google Cloud Platform, Amazon Web Services, and Microsoft Azure.

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

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