Soracom's Plan X3-EU Provides More Reliable Connectivity Across the IoT Landscape in Europe


Generally speaking, expanding the reach of IoT connectivity is a bona fide win-win situation, if ever there was one. Robust IoT network capabilities empower businesses to further leverage real-time data from interconnected devices; for factory operations, far-ranging sensor deployments, fleet management and asset tracking, supply chain management, you name it.

Why? Well, it ends up translating to measurable gains in product efficiencies, greater worker safer and levels of productivity, complete operational visibility, reduced spending, extra elbow room (so to speak) for mindful energy management and sustainability initiatives, and much more.

The long-story-short of it? Connectivity is the lifeblood of IoT, so the ROI when it comes to well-implemented connectivity solutions is – by virtually all accounts – incredibly worthwhile.

This, as fate would have it, is a great segue this week’s news from an advanced IoT connectivity services provider that IoT Evolution World has covered quite a bit:

Soracom, Inc.

Founded in 2015, Soracom has since remained an active player in the IoT space. Recently, we recapped its strategic partnerships with like organizations, its deployment-simplifying services powered by machine learning and GenAI, its configurable LTE-M-based smart buttons for eSIMs and industrial-grade SIM offerings for rugged IIoT applications, and a myriad of other paths the company has followed to meet global connectivity demands. (Read here for the full recap, along with details on Soracom joining the Automotive Edge Computing Consortium as a new AECC member.)

So, the Soracom news this week.

Soracom is delivering its IoT-accelerating Plan X3-EU, a low-cost cellular data plan designed to provide more reliable coverage throughout Europe, particularly for high-data consumption use cases.

Plan X3-EU:

  • Includes direct access to Soracom’s cloud-native platform for managing SIMs
  • Offers a variety of bundle options to accommodate diverse data consumption requirements across Europe
  • 25MB of monthly data starts with an upfront cost of only €4.50 + €0.32 monthly, followed by 100MB of monthly data for €7.00 + €0.59 monthly, upwards to 3GB at a monthly cost of €8.50 with plenty of in-between options for those interested
  • Affords higher data and bandwidth for deployments where large telemetry data sets are sent to the cloud, major OTA firmware updates are carried out, devices transmit substantial image and video data, relevant AI training is conducted, and routers/gateways are used to backhaul aggregated device data

Relatedly, we interviewed Soracom CEO Kenta Yasukawa earlier this year, speaking with him about resolving challenges in IoT. Now, we have word from about Plan X3-EU from Ken Otsuki, Director of Business Development and Head of Carrier Relations at Soracom.

“We know that data costs can escalate dramatically as IoT deployments scale,” Otsuki explained. “By delivering what we believe are some of the best IoT connectivity rates in Europe for high data use cases, Plan X3-EU accelerates IoT projects and supports success at scale.”

When it comes to IoT connectivity, Soracom knows how complex building and scaling connected experiences in Europe can be. That’s why, with Plan X3-EU, there’s no compromise. Customers receive the benefits of broad coverage and transparent pricing without needing years of technical capability or getting-lost-in-the-weeds hours from tech support agents. Plan X3-EU allows European teams to get back to building, rather than fretting over cost spikes in connectivity.

Edited by Greg Tavarez
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