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Telenor signs M2M deal with Japan’s KDDI

The GSMA hopes to boost the M2M market

Norwegian operator group Telenor, through its M2M business unit Telenor Connexion, has inked a deal with Japanese operator KDDI to provide a global M2M solution for its enterprise customers.

Under the agreement Telenor Connexion will provide KDDI with access to Telenor’s roaming network in more than 190 countries. In addition, Telenor will provide global SIM provisioning and service provisioning, and around the clock technical support.

According to Telenor, KDDI has a large base of domestic M2M customers, particularly in the automotive, security and utility industries. The partnership will allow KDDI to offer its customers a one-stop-shop solution for overseas deployment including M2M monitoring and management, the Norwegian operator added.

Akihiko Yamaguchi, manager at KDDI, said: “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,” he said. “The competence and capacity to meet the needs of KDDI were impressive.”

Per Simonsen, CEO of Telenor Connexion, added that the partnership with KDDI is a seal of approval for Telenor’s end-to-end solution and comprehensive support.

“And it further strengthens our position on the important Japanese market,” he added.

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