Nordic expands global cellular IoT coverage for its nRF9160 SiP by partnering with one of the world’s most highly regarded cellular IoT connectivity service providers, Arkessa.
The deal with UK-headquartered Arkessa gives Nordic customers an even wider choice of cellular data options, including extensive European and global coverage for NB-IoT and LTE-M. Arkessa provides dedicated technical support, commercial flexibility and easy access to trial packs to enable Nordic customers to test and evaluate connectivity wherever they are in the world. The partnership is immediately effective for interested Nordic nRF9160 SiP customers.
Oslo, Norway – November 17, 2020 – Nordic Semiconductor today announces that it is partnering with cellular IoT connectivity specialist, Arkessa, to further expand the global cellular IoT coverage options for its multi-mode NB-IoT/LTE-M nRF9160 System-in-Package (SiP).
Arkessa is focused exclusively on global cellular IoT connectivity including leading propositions in LPWA applications in sectors such as asset tracking, smart agriculture, healthcare, and predictive maintenance.
Arkessa also offers NB-IoT and LTE-M cellular connectivity across all SIM form factors, from plastic SIMs in 2FF (Mini), 3FF (Micro) or 4FF (Nano) form factors to MFF2 chip SIMs (more commonly known as eSIMs).
“Like Nordic Semiconductor, Arkessa prides itself on offering world-class, best-in-class technical support to all its M2M cellular IoT customers, regardless of size,” comments Kristian Sæther, Nordic’s Product Manager for Cellular IoT. “And also eliminates the need for Nordic customers to have to negotiate cellular IoT data connectivity contracts with individual national carriers and when roaming internationally. But the main thing Arkessa immediately brings to the table is extremely comprehensive NB-IoT coverage in Europe and globally.”
“Arkessa is delighted to partner with Nordic to give their customers access to our global footprints for both NB-IoT and LTE-M,” adds Arkessa CEO, Andrew Orrock. “This strategic partnership enables Nordic and Arkessa to lead the way for customers deploying embedded applications, giving them access to world-class technology, coverage, and support. We understand the criticality of providing Nordic customers with a strong technical support model, coupled with ease of access to reliable, secure global connectivity to make it simple for them to deploy their connected applications anywhere in the world. We’re excited to be supporting live opportunities together already, and we look forward to continuing to enable the future success of more Nordic customers.”