Arkessa and Ericsson to provide global connectivity for Voi e-scooters

Voi has integrated with Ericsson and Arkessa to provide global connectivity for e-scooters.

With global SIMs supplied by Arkessa, Voi can provision and activate scooters and manage its fleet of connected scooters worldwide, regardless of their location.

Arkessa’s global connectivity offers Voi the flexibility to deploy its growing fleet of e-scooters in a broad range of countries while minimising costs and optimising coverage.

During the lifetime of an e-scooter, one single SIM can connect to different service providers without the need for physical replacements, offering cost savings in fleet management.

“We are excited to work with Arkessa to provide superior IoT connectivity in our scooters and ensure an even higher level of service for our riders and partner cities,” said Fredrik Hjelm, CEO and co-founder.

“By leveraging Arkessa’s secure and resilient global network connectivity, Voi can continue to deliver fast, reliable e-scooter services as we expand into new markets and roll out our next-generation vehicles and IoT hardware.”

Andrew Orrock, CEO at Arkessa, added: “Voi is a true pioneer of connected micromobility solutions and is committed to helping cities meet their 2030 climate goals. Arkessa is absolutely delighted to have been selected as its cellular connectivity partner to support its global expansion.

“With more than 50% of the world’s population living in cities, Voi’s vision of creating cities for living will change the urban landscape for the better and we are so excited to be a part of it.”

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