UK IoT connectivity firm Arkessa is to continue its global expansion with the acquisition of Sim Services, a Netherlands-based connectivity services provider.

The acquisition, made to strengthen Arkessa’s presence in the Netherlands, is said to help it reach its goal to ‘future proof’ customers’ connections to the Internet of Things.

The acquisition will add a new location to the firm’s existing offices in ith offices in Hertfordshire, Europe and the US.

Andrew Orrock, CEO, Arkessa said: “We are delighted to welcome the Sim Services team to the Arkessa Group, and we very much look forward to working together as we continue to fuel our international growth in the IoT market.”

Rutger Stekelenburg, CEO, Sim Services, added: “Our whole team is so excited by this partnership. Arkessa is a natural fit for Sim Services culturally, and in enabling us to offer enhanced capabilities and broader services to our growing customer base. Arkessa offers a global footprint for cellular IoT, and their world-leading LPWAN and eUICC capabilities bring a whole new level of flexibility and coverage to the markets we currently serve, as well as opening up exciting new ones.

“The team is today as focused as ever on delivering great service to our customers, and we are delighted to join forces with such a dynamic and fast-moving team. “