Cloud-native IoT platform delivers Sigfox LPWAN connectivity across borders on per-use basis

Nicolas Lesconnec of Sigfox

SORACOM, Inc., provider of the cloud-native platform for the Internet of Things (IoT), announced availability of pay-as-you-go, pay-as-you-grow service for the Sigfox global Low Power Wide Area Network (LPWAN). The Sigfox network, available in over 45 countries and territories, is used to connect millions of objects collecting and transmitting IoT data.

SORACOM currently provides more than 9000 customers worldwide with over-the-air connectivity designed specifically for IoT applications. These customers now have the ability to centrally manage both GSM/LTE and Sigfox connectivity across regions from a single user console, with the benefit of centralised connection management and billing.

SORACOM’s global Sigfox service provides the APIs, command-line interface, and web console for full control of device connections, and offers access to advanced platform features supporting IoT data management and secure connection to leading cloud services such as AWS IoT, AWS Kinesis, Google Cloud IoT Core, Microsoft Azure IoT, and PubNub.

All pricing for the service is provided on a pay-as-you-go basis. For customers in the early stages of development, this offers a low-cost path to release. Customers already at scale benefit from simplified and predictable global billing and management.

Charges are calculated daily based on location, uplink and downlink volume, with several tiers available based on usage and volume discounts applied automatically depending on number of active devices. A typical scenario such as a GPS tracker deployed in France and reporting its location 50 times a day would see daily charges as low as 0.0127 EUR ($0.016 USD).

“Soracom was created to give developers and enterprises around the world access to self-service, cloud-native, pay-as-you-go service for IoT,” said Soracom co-founder and CTO Kenta Yasukawa. “This global Sigfox offering lets them worry less about connectivity and focus squarely on creating new services and experiences.”

Kenta Yasukawa

“This new offer will make it even easier for anyone to use Sigfox services anywhere in the world and to manage the generated data,” said Nicolas Lesconnec, Sigfox head of Technology Adoption. “This will help customers focus on their own business priorities, connectivity and platform matters being as simple as they should.”

Sigfox and Soracom users welcomed the news.

“With its automated platform offering, SORACOM allows us to accelerate both development and international market expansions,” said Giuseppe Giordano, CEO of smart building startup ENERBRAIN.

“I can focus on growing my business knowing that my connectivity platform partner will automatically scale with my products.” said Jorge Orta, CEO of development kit provider SEASUGLABS.

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