Japanese Operator KDDI Partners with Telenor Connexion to Strengthen Its Global M2M Offering

Telenor Connexion - 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.We expect about the ability of the exploitation M2M market in Japanese customers from naw on," says Akihiko Yamaguchi, manager, KDDI.

"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," says Per Simonsen, CEO of Telenor Connexion.

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

For more information, please contact:

Eiji Yamada, assistant manager, KDDI


Kristina Grandin,PR and Communications, Telenor Connexion

kristina.grandin@telenor.com, +46 734 25 26 21

About KDDI

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".

About Telenor Connexion

Telenor Connexion is a leading enabler of connected services. Building on more than 15 years of experience, a strong product and service portfolio and our collaborative approach, we make it easy to realize the value of connected services.

Together with companies such as Volvo, Nissan, Scania, Hitachi, Securitas Direct and Telcare we have designed smart and innovative connected solutions deployed across the globe.

We support our customers throughout their entire product lifecycle - from solution design to operations and future development. By partnering with Telenor Connexion you are ensured a reliable and secure end-to-end solution that can evolve over time.

Our headquarters and tech centre are located in Sweden and we have 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.

For more information please visit www.telenorconnexion.com.

Kristina Grandin

PR & Communications Manager

PR & Marketing Communications


+46 (0) 734 25 26 21

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