Soracom Applies for Listing on the Tokyo Stock Exchange

Nov 18, 2022

KDDI CORPORATION and SORACOM, INC, a global provider of advanced IoT connectivity services, today announced that SORACOM has applied to list its shares on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

Soracom joined the KDDI Group in August 2017. Since then, Soracom has grown its IoT connectivity platform to support over 5 million IoT connections* for more than 20,000 customers worldwide in industries ranging from energy and manufacturing to payments, consumer electronics, healthcare, and agriculture.

From day one, Soracom has made its mission to deliver a global connectivity platform that accelerates speed to market for the teams building tomorrow’s connected world and helps them to pursue success at any scale.

To further accelerate its own business growth and global expansion, Soracom began preparation for a potential public offering in 2020. KDDI and SORACOM describe this as a “swing-by” IPO, in which a startup grows with the support of a larger company prior to public offering, as if a space probe accelerates using the gravitational mass of a planet. With appropriate corporate governance systems now in place and demonstrated capacity for independent management, Soracom has now applied to list its shares on the Tokyo Stock Exchange. Prior to any such listing, it is necessary to obtain listing approval from the Tokyo Stock Exchange and complete examination by the Japan Exchange Regulation. This application does not establish any specific commitments regarding listing availability or timing.

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About SORCAOM
Soracom is a global provider of smart IoT connectivity, offering cloud-native wireless service designed specifically for the needs of connected devices. Founded in 2015 to create a more connected world by removing the barriers to IoT development, Soracom now serves over 15,000 customers across all industries, from agriculture, energy, construction and transportation to consumer electronics, manufacturing, real estate and healthcare. Global enterprises and fast-growing start-ups trust Soracom for affordable, reliable connectivity that accelerates speed to market and makes it easy to connect to the cloud. Soracom is an AWS IoT Competency Partner.