1NCE appoints Ivo Rook as new Chief Operating Officer
- Former Senior Vice President IoT at T-Mobile US/Sprint to lead 1NCE expansion
- Appointment follows 50 M USD invest by SoftBank and Deutsche Telekom in 1NCE
- Strengthening 1NCE position as global IoT solution provider
Cologne, Germany, November 30, 2021 – IoT Carrier 1NCE announces it has appointed Ivo Rook, well recognized IoT pioneer, former CEO IoT at Vodafone, Senior Vice President at T-Mobile US/Sprint, and liaison officer for SoftBank Group as its new Chief Operating Officer (COO). Following the recent 50 M invest by SoftBank and Deutsche Telekom, Rook will move from the investment side to 1NCE to operationally lead the company. He will execute 1NCEs expansion plans in the US and Asia and he will work with the Technology team to develop the next level in IoT software.
“As a thought leader on the Internet of Things, Ivo brings in a vast amount of expertise”, said Alexander P. Sator, CEO of 1NCE “Under his leadership further expansion plans of 1NCE are in perfect hands. I am excited to welcome him to the team!”
Ivo Rook looks back on many years of experience in the field of the Internet of Things (IoT). He has worked in private equity to analyze the global IoT market and to choose the best possible investments. “More than 70 percent of all IoT projects have international requirements”, commented Ivo Rook. “1NCE is well suited to serve global customers, as it can integrate multiple networks and bearers. Plus, with its own cloud-native IoT software platform it is perfectly equipped to simplify the creation IoT-applications. Due to its in-house development and cooperation with partners like Deutsche Telekom and AWS, 1NCE has obtained a leading position on costs and features.”
Ivo Rook will lead the global expansion of 1NCE, which will include expansion of its US business as well as strengthening its role in Asian markets. “I am confident, that we’re on the winning side here”, added Rook. “1NCE has an expert culture and hires, trains and develops the very best IoT professionals. A Tech company that really cares about their people and customers. With this team at hand, we’re continuing to develop the next level IoT software, making IoT deployments easier than ever before.”
ABOUT 1NCE 1NCE - the inventor of the “IoT Flat Rate” - is a global IoT network carrier offering fast, secure, and reliable cellular connectivity and software services in more than 100 countries worldwide. 1NCE cooperates with Deutsche Telekom AG and its roaming partners to support all common mobile communication standards such as 2G, 3G, 4G, 5G, NB-IoT and LTE-M. The 1NCE IoT Lifetime Flat is designed to last over the entire lifetime of an IoT device with a one-off payment. This makes IoT applications for use cases like smart metering, asset tracking or vehicle telematics affordable and scalable. 1NCE also offers its technology to mobile network operators as a Platform-as-a-Service solution. The company - headquartered in Cologne, Germany - was founded in 2017 together with Deutsche Telekom AG and has 150 staff in Cologne, Hamburg, Amsterdam, London, Rome, Paris, Warsaw, Hong Kong, and Riga.
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