Accelerating IoT Collaborations and Growth: A News Recap on Soracom


This past February, the team behind Soracom Inc.'s advanced IoT products and services attended and sponsored IoT Evolution Expo in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Prior to the event, I had the opportunity to speak with Kenta Yasukawa, the company’s co-founder and CTO. We discussed the company’s goals and other IoT-critical topics at great length; read that full article here.

Several of our other Soracom stories have also included:

  • Plan X3-EU cellular IoT data bundle, starting at €4.50 for 25MB/month

  • Achieving Visionary status, courtesy of a Gartner 2023 evaluation
  • Plan-US for IoT, in partnership with UScellular

Today, we’re catching up on even more Soracom news.

See below:

  • Soracom + Couchbase: Soracom recently collaborated with cloud database and AI development company Couchbase. Why? Well, it’s simple – Couchbase’s database-as-a-service document model and cloud database platform are well-suited for the equally dynamic and diverse data structures present in myriad IoT environments, suiting it well for IoT deployments. Together, Soracom and Couchbase have offered customers a holistic approach to deploying secure IoT solutions across edge devices, even if the underlying connectivity layer proves more challenging.
  • Soracom + Suzuki: Suzuki Motor Corporation – offering well-known products across multiple mobility categories (e.g. automobiles, motorcycles, and outboard motors) – signed an official agreement to actively pursue advanced IoT tech applications in the field of mobility services. This is big news; global progress in electrification and automation (vis-à-vis broad consumer adoption of “connected car” and telematics-based capabilities) is on the rise, and manufacturers are capitalizing on advancements in hardware, software and connectivity to devise new services for driver and passenger safety, comfort and convenience. That’s why Soracom and Suzuki struck this collab; applying leading-edge IoT tech in up-and-coming mobility rollouts is a no-brainer. (So was, as we found out just last week, Suzuki Global Ventures’ (SGV) sizeable investment in Soracom. Clearly, things are faring well.)
  • Soracom on the TSE: After previously announcing its approval of this listing back in February, the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE) has officially listed Soracom’ shares on the Growth Market of the TSE. With the company’s shares now available for trading, Soracom’s founders, board and employees express huge gratitude to all stakeholders, customers and partners for their encouragement and financial support. Soracom and its cloud-native IoT connectivity platform are in a great position to be recognized and utilized further across industries like manufacturing, energy, infrastructure, automotive and finance.

There’s plenty of additional Soracom info to peruse, as well; device reachability optimizations, the company’s “99.99% operational uptime” successes, multicarrier support capabilities, and much more.

I’ll close this with a short quote from Yasukawa, one he shared with an audience during an IoT Evolution Expo panel I had the pleasure of attending.

“If you’re going to deploy an IoT solution, it’s a team sport,” Yasukawa explained. “No single company can supply absolutely everything. This is why we expand our IoT competencies and our professional relationships in equal measure. Connectivity everywhere – between people, businesses and devices – remains key.”

Edited by Greg Tavarez
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