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SORACOM Launches in Europe

22 February 2017 – SORACOM, a leading Japanese IoT connectivity provider today announced the launch of its advanced IoT connectivity platform and services in Europe.

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 low cost, and brings this technology to users globally across all industries in convenient new forms.

“SORACOM aims to use its platform to contribute to the overall growth of the IoT industry,” said Ken Tamagawa, Chief Executive Officer (above). “Current IoT connectivity providers do not 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.”

SORACOM's initial solutions were based on cellular connectivity, but earlier this month the company launched a solution based on LoRaWAN (Long Range Wide Area Network) that provides gateways to customers as a service.

Devices and services can be managed through APIs and a web console that allows convenient activation/deactivation of SIMs, traffic monitoring, network configuration and visualization, storage and management of data, and many more detailed operations, in real time.

The company has built a global ecosystem of over 250 partners through its Soracom Partner Space (SPS). Through this programme, the company continues to deliver both technical innovation and business value to partners and their customers. The company now welcomes 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, at the 4YFN event at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.


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, the company 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, the company is committed to providing IoT/M2M innovators everywhere with the tools they need to create a more connected world.

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