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FloLive joins IMC to extend reach globally
- March 31, 2021
- Steve Rogerson
FloLive, a provider of software-defined connectivity and networks for IoT devices, has joined the IoT M2M Council (IMC), a trade group that acts as an IoT industry accelerator.
The UK company has made a name for itself in providing adopters of IoT technology with seamless global connectivity that eliminate concerns about high costs, privacy regulations, permanent roaming restrictions or poor availability for global IoT projects.
For its part, the IMC is a community of 25,000 product makers and enterprise users that buy IoT products and services that are spread out around the globe.
“Our global connectivity service and extensive IMSI library, the largest of its kind, allow for multi-carrier localised coverage,” said Asaf Gigi, FloLive’s head of marketing, who will take a seat on the IMC’s board of governors. “Our cloud management solutions are designed to ease global IoT deployments and make these cost-effective for the first time. We think the IMC’s rank-and-file adopter membership tracks well with this. They’re IoT business users with problems to solve, with excellent representation in North America, Europe and Asia.”
FloLive has developed its own full suite of connectivity management products, including a dedicated 5G and LTE core network, robust platform for devices, eSIM, and connectivity management, and a fully featured BSS. All these are infrastructure-agnostic and therefore applicable to a broad range of industries.
“We like the fact that IMC’s adopter membership covers 27 different vertical markets, which will help us with our reach,” said Gigi.
Kim Bybjerg, IMC chair and head of European business operations at Tata Communications, added: “We welcome FloLive to the IMC board. With their appeal to global customers, they will be a great fit with the demographics of our membership and we look forward to having them participate in our events.”
Since the pandemic, these IMC events routinely draw over 1000 visitors, with about 70% of those identifying as buyers of IoT products and services.
The IMC is the largest trade group dedicated to the global IoT and M2M sector with more than 25,000 IoT enterprise users, product makers, designers and apps developers that buy IoT products as members. Board companies include 1NCE, Aeris, AVSystem, BeamLive, BICS, Blues Wireless, Digi International, FloLive, Gurtam, iBasis, Ignion, IoT Launch, Kore, Losant, Microsoft Azure IoT, MultiTech, NimbeLink, Pelion division of Arm, Pod Group, Quectel, Software AG, Somos, Taoglas, Tata Communications, Telit and Vodafone.