Cubic partners with major Japanese telco
Cubic Telecom provides global mobile solution to major Japanese Telecom and Broadcasting company K-Opticom.
Initially targeting its corporate customers, K-Opticom will offer a customised mobile connectivity solution from Cubic Telecom to its international business travellers. The new service, branded as Mineo, will enable businesses to benefit from low cost data rates on a wide range of devices in over 100 countries. This opportunity for Cubic Telecom was brokered by Irish government agency ‘Enterprise Ireland’ as part of its drive to help Irish companies win new business in export markets.
An additional solution will be launched in September targeting consumers travelling out of Japan. Almost 1.4 million Japanese people travel internationally from Japan each year.
Barry Napier, CEO of Cubic Telecom said “we are delighted to collaborate with such an innovative company as K-Opticom which has successfully entered the MVNO market in recent years. We see Asia Pacific as a critical region for Cubic Telecom and the opportunity to partner with K-Opticom provides us with a strong base upon which we can build.”
“We are the first MVNO in Japan with KDDI,” said Kazuyoshi Tsuda, General Manager of K-Opticom’s Mobile Business Strategy Group. “There were already many providers on the NTT DOCOMO network, so we wanted to do something different from our competitors and Cubic’s solution has enabled this.”
Founded in 1988, K-Opticom Corporation (K-OPTI.COM) is an established information network enterprise. K-OPTI.COM provides completely integrated IT services based on its own optical network in West Japan. K-OPTI.COM offers Internet services, network solution services, and data centre services. Enterprise customers can choose either dedicated hosting or a cloud infrastructure for their infrastructure-as-a-service offering.
Cubic Telecom is a global connectivity platform company that offers mobility solutions that power connectivity for leading Internet of things (IoT), machine-to-machine (M2M) and mobile device companies across the globe.
An expert in Connected Intelligence, Cubic Telecom enables global scalability with local connectivity anytime, anywhere. Cubic provides connectivity in over 100 countries; the most robust network, device and retail partnerships worldwide; and flexible over-the-air (OTA) device management for clients and partners.
Cubic creates connectivity where there was none before, with a belief in the future of things: a future where everything is connected. Cubic’s vision of interconnectivity will improve lives, and make the world a more interesting and intelligent place to be. Clients which also believe in this work include Audi, Panasonic, Volkswagen, Woolworths and Rakuten.
Based in Dublin Ireland, Cubic Telecom’s partners and customers include some of the world’s leading Fortune 100 tablet and notebook manufacturers, retailers, and M2M and automotive companies. The company is privately held with over €75 million in funding by Audi Electronics Venture GmbH, Qualcomm, Valid, Enterprise Ireland and the Ireland Strategic Investment Fund, among others.
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