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Kore acquires Integron, in strangely quiet connectivity platform market

Kore Wireless is continuing its acquisition streak, this week buying Integron, an IoT-focused Managed Services Provider (MSP) that has been focused on connected healthcare. The buy firms up Kore’s desire to expand past its connectivity platform roots – a sensible decision, given the apparent freeze that has crept into that market. A few years ago, you couldn’t move for mention of Jasper, a plucky firm that was bought by Cisco for $1.4bn in 2016, and seemingly since discarded. Jasper’s traditional Hall 4 booth at MWC was gone from last year’s show, and the company was not to be found at Cisco’s main booth either, which seems to have confirmed our hunch that Cisco was interested in Jasper to manage the…

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