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Japanese operator KDDI partners with Telenor Connexion to strengthen its global M2M offering

The deal with Telenor will enable KDDI’s enterprise customers to deploy their telematics services overseas

The deal with Telenor will enable KDDI’s enterprise customers to deploy their telematics services overseas.

KDDI, the 2nd 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 24/7.

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.

Per Simonsen, CEO of Telenor Connexion, says:

“KDDI has a longstanding 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 on the important Japanese market.”

KDDI’s global M2M offering will be launched in May 2013.

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