Japanese operator KDDI partners with Telenor Connexion to strengthen its global M2M offering
Tokyo, Japan – KDDI, the second largest telecom operator in Japan, is teaming up with the leading connectivity enabler Telenor Connexion to provide a global M2M solution for its enterprise customers.
KDDI has a large base of domestic M2M customers, especially in the automotive, security and utility industries. By partnering with Telenor Connexion KDDI will now be able to offer its customers a one-stop-shop solution for overseas deployment including M2M monitoring and management.
Under the agreement Telenor Connexion will provide KDDI with a full business setup, including access to Telenor’s vast roaming network in more than 190 countries, a global SIM as well as service provisioning and technical support.
”Through partnering with Telenor Connexion, KDDI are now ideally positioned to be a one-stop global M2M solution provider to our customers. The high quality of Telenor Connexion’s dedicated and reliable connectivity services, as well as their proven track record of more than 15 years of experience in the M2M and telematics field, were decisive factors. The competence and capacity to meet the needs of KDDI were impressive,” says Akihiko Yamaguchi, Manager, KDDI.
”KDDI has a long standing reputation for quality and reliability and a proven M2M track record in Japan. Hence, the partnership with KDDI is a seal of approval of our end-to-end solution and comprehensive support. And it further strengthens our position in the important Japanese market,” says Per Simonsen, CEO of Telenor Connexion.
KDDI’s global M2M offering will be launched in May 2013.
KDDI Corporation is a Japanese telecommunications operator formed in October 2000 through the merger of DDI Corp., KDD Corp., and IDO Corp. It has its headquarters in the Garden Air Tower in Iidabashi, Chiyoda, Tokyo. KDDI provides mobile cellular services using the “au” brand. ISP network and solution services are provided under the au one net brand, while “au Hikari” is the name under which long-distance and international voice and data communications services and Fiber to the Home (FTTH) services are marketed. ADSL broadband services carry the brand name “ADSL One”, and IP telephony over copper is branded as “Metal Plus”.
Telenor Connexion is a leading enabler of connected services. Together with companies such as Volvo, Nissan, Scania, Hitachi, Securitas Direct and Telcare it has designed smart and innovative connected solutions deployed across the globe. Customers are supported throughout the entire product lifecycle – from solution design to operations and future development. By partnering with Telenor Connexion customers are ensured a reliable and secure end-to-end solution that can evolve over time. Telenor Connextion has its headquarters and tech centre in Sweden and regional offices in UK, Germany, France, US and Japan. Telenor Connexion is wholly owned by Telenor Group, one of the world’s major mobile operators.