SoftBank Corp. to Expand its Global IoT Business in APAC with 1NCE
Dedicated shop for Australia, Hong Kong, Macao, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam; more to be added in H1 2024
Developed in partnership with SoftBank Corp., which holds exclusive rights to sell 1NCE’s lifetime IoT software and connectivity across 19 APAC countries and regions
1NCE’s disruptive global IoT subscription is available for just $15 USD and lasts the lifetime of a device or sensor
Singapore (October 4, 2023) – 1NCE, an IoT software and connectivity company, today launched a dedicated online shop for 10 APAC countries and regions. The company’s expanded operations in the region will continue in partnership with SoftBank Corp. (“SoftBank”), the exclusive seller of 1NCE in 19 APAC countries and regions.
While SoftBank has focused primarily on marketing the 1NCE IoT Flat Rate in Japan until now, it is now expanding sales into 19 countries and regions of APAC to step up the global rollout of its IoT business. Leveraging its existing locations in APAC (comprising 22 locations in 9 countries and regions), SoftBank will quadruple its IoT salesforce, launch a dedicated online IoT shop in partnership with 1NCE and strengthen advertising and other marketing initiatives in the region.
The countries and regions served by the new online shop: Australia, Hong Kong, Macao, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam. 1NCE and SoftBank will manage the shop out of Singapore, selling the global IoT subscription for $15 USD for 10 years. Further APAC expansion will be announced in the first half of 2024.
More than 15,000 customers worldwide and 60+ Fortune 500 companies have already trusted 1NCE with more than 20 million managed endpoints across 165 countries and regions. In 2023, Fast Company recognized 1NCE on its “Next Big Things in Tech” list for making IoT ubiquitous and affordable.
“IoT is expanding in APAC at a blistering pace, with IDC projecting spending to reach $435 billion USD in the next 48 months. 1NCE and SoftBank are ready to deliver lifetime, affordable IoT that will supercharge digital transformation plans in smart cities, simplify increasingly complex supply chains, and support environmental monitoring essential to disaster mitigation and prevention,” said Hitoshi Ono, Senior Vice President for APAC at 1NCE.
The 1NCE Lifetime Flat subscription is disruptive but simple: customers can deploy, connect, and manage IoT sensors across the world for as little as a dollar per year per device (depending on the region). Complimentary to all Lifetime Flat customers, 1NCE OS is enterprise-grade software that supports IoT projects of any scale, for new and existing projects alike. Using 1NCE OS for device and cloud integration, customers can accelerate time-to-market for IoT projects by months. It also features advanced remote access to device states and telemetry, device location without GPS and optimized payload transmission to increase battery life by up to 70 percent.
Customers in APAC can get started with 1NCE at the online shop and access customer support in 25 languages.
1NCE is the only software and connectivity company delivering lifetime IoT for a global flat subscription. Our mission is to deliver true cross-border, future-proof IoT without uncertainty or hassle over the lifetime of a device. In 165 countries, 1NCE delivers connectivity like electricity ready for consumption – opening the world of IoT to innovators who will dramatically improve the environment, cities, healthcare, public safety, the supply chain and more. Learn more online and follow 1NCE on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.
Brad Chase // brad.chase@1NCE.com