Partners

Partnership is like a marriage – not just about the looks or the fun we have when things are good, but about our joint value set, about how we can help each other grow, about a shared vision and an aligned culture. Pycom cannot embark on an inventor’s journey with partners who do not appreciate the value of not settling for compromise, for whom integrity is just a marketing term and who does not see that creativity for us translates into many skill sets. We are passionate and optimistic – they must be too. Together we make the magic happen, like any good marriage.

Technology Partners

We are very fortunate to work directly and indirectly with some great partners who are recognised for their expertise and success in delivering innovative IOT and other communications solutions. We bring these highly skilled companies together to ensure our solutions always use best-in-class technologies and we reach the furthest possible corners of the world through enthusiastic and service oriented organisations.

Vanguard and from-our-point-of-view Pioneering, Shanghai based fabless manufacturer of the much acclaimed ESP8266 and now ESP32 chips. Espressif is a close partner and minority investor in Pycom which explains the very intimate working relationship and early arrival of ESP32 based stock with Pycom. They provide us with WiFi and BLE.

Sequans Communications is a fabless chipmaker and a super forward-thinking provider of 4G and single-mode LTE chipset solutions. Founded in 2003, Sequans has developed and delivered seven generations of 4G technology and its chips are certified and shipping around the world. Pycom has been fortunate to have a great, very close working relationship with Sequans and counts them as one of the Monarch chip as one of the most ground-breaking IoT additions in recent years.

Pycom is part of the Sigfox Partner Network and we work closely with the team at Sigfox there to ensure all our Sigfox-enabled products work seamlessly on their networks. This partner network brings customers what’s needed to start an IoT project running on any of Sigfox’s regional networks. Pycom’s happy to be part of the family.

A well-known global semiconductor company operating in 35 countries, Texas Instruments (TI) and Pycom have had a close relationship since our launch with them at CES, Las Vegas Jan 2016. We have had particularly strong support from the Software Development Tools and Low Power Connectivity teams at TI ever since WiPy1.0 and have worked with them to bring the Sigfox integration to SiPy and FiPy.

Pycom has been a LoRa Alliance member since early 2016. We use the Alliance to certify all our LoRa enabled products ensuring they meet the functional requirements of the LoRaWAN protocol specification. So far, we have achieved certification for the LoPy. FiPy will be the next product to add to the LoRa mix come April 2017. You may also find us occasionally taking part in some of the great Alliance events.

Nokia

“Powered by the research and innovation of Nokia Bell Labs, we serve communications service providers, governments, large enterprises and consumers, with the industry’s most complete, end-to-end portfolio of products, services and licensing. From the enabling infrastructure for 5G and the Internet of Things, to emerging applications in virtual reality and digital health, we are shaping the future of technology to transform the human experience. A truly global company, we are 160 nationalities working in more than 100 countries.”

Data Management Platform Partners

While we have a free middleware platform we are just as happy to work on APIs for all the other middleware platforms. The choice is yours. Here are some of the ones we have already worked with:

Amazon Web Services (AWS), a subsidiary of Amazon.com, offers a suite of cloud-computing services that make up an on-demand computing platform. These services operate from 16 geographical regions across the world.

Microsoft Azure is a cloud computing platform and infrastructure created by Microsoft for building, deploying and managing applications and services through a global network of Microsoft-managed data centres.

Network Partners

We work with an incredible selection of network providers that make our ambition possible.

Actility is an industry leader in LPWA (Low Power Wide Area) large scale infrastructure with ThingPark®, the new generation standard-based IoT / M2M communication platform. Actility’s ThingPark Wireless® network provides LoRa / LoRaWAN long-range coverage for low-power sensors used in SmartCity, SmartBuilding and SmartFactory applications. Actility also provides the ThingPark Cloud which provides big data storage for sensor data and exposes sensor function through an open API allowing developers to provide vertical applications on top of rolled out sensors. To help vendors transform their sensors, Actility provides the ThingPark IoT platform which include embedded software solutions and cloud solutions to help devices connect to innovative applications. Actility is a founding member of the LoRa Alliance: the largest, most powerful standards-based effort to enable the Internet of Things (IoT).

KPN

KPN is a leading supplier of ICT services. We serve a large number of diverse customer groups at home and abroad with our wide range of products and services under various brands: from prepaid call services in the USA to interactive HD television in the Netherlands.

Founding member of the LoRa Alliance in France, Objenious, a subsidiary of Bouygues Telecom, supports companies in this profound change. From the choice of sensors to the secure network, through the processing platform, to business applications, harness the richness of your data to create value in your business and for your customers.

Proximus (previously known as Belgacom Mobile) is the largest of Belgium’s three mobile telecommunications companies and is a part of Proximus Group (previously Belgacom Group).

“The Singtel Group is Asia’s leading communications group. We provide a diverse range of services including fixed, mobile, data, internet, TV, infocomms technology (ICT)  and digital solutions.”

Headquartered in Singapore, Singtel has more than 130 years of operating experience and played a pivotal role in the country’s development as a major communications hub.

Telenor Group is one of the world’s major mobile operators. We keep our customers connected in 13 markets across Scandinavia, Central Eastern Europe, and Asia. More than 30,000 employees are committed to responsible business conduct and being our customers’ favourite partner in digital life. Connecting the world has been Telenor’s domain for more than 160 years, and we are driven by a singular vision: to empower societies.

We’re one of the world’s leading mobile communications providers, operating in 26 countries and in partnership with networks in over 55 more. Across the world, we have almost 444 million customers and around 19.5 million in the UK. We made the first ever mobile phone call on 1 January 1985 from London to our Newbury HQ. Still located in Newbury, we now employ over 13,000 people across the UK.