02 Jun 09
Airbiquity and Telenor Connexion Announce Strategic Partnership
Agreement Will Enable Vehicle Connectivity for European Markets
NOVI, MI – June 2, 2009 – Airbiquity (www.airbiquity.com), a global leader in wireless connected services, and Telenor Connexion, a leading global provider of M2M connectivity solutions, today announced a strategic partnership to enable vehicle connectivity for connected services applications in automotive, portable navigation and fleet solutions across Europe.
Under this new agreement, Telenor Connexion will provide international wireless GPRS communication services for Machine-to-Machine (M2M) and telematics applications to Airbiquity’s managed data services platform, VIAaq. VIAaq is the centerpiece for providing a comprehensive set of connected services and seamless connectivity between content providers and a vehicle or Portable Navigation Device (PND) for a low cost of entry.
This agreement will allow Airbiquity to manage an end-to-end subscriber management process that includes the activation, deactivation and monitoring of SIM cards over Telenor’s GPRS and 3G networks across Europe. Airbiquity’s VIAaq solution will manage the authentication, billing and provisioning of the respective services between vehicle and server.
“Our agreement with Telenor Connexion will significantly enhance Airbiquity’s connected services portfolio in Europe,” said Kamyar Moinzadeh, president and CEO of Airbiquity. “Through Telenor Connexion’s world-class connectivity solutions, significant coverage area and easily integrated systems, Airbiquity can provide unparalleled two-way data transfer to and from vehicles.”
“Partnering with Airbiquity, a key player in the field of vehicle telematics and connected services solutions, is an important step in our ambition to be the undisputed leader in telematics/M2M connectivity,” said Dan Mårtensson, CMO & VP Automotive of Telenor Connexion. “This cooperation clearly demonstrates the benefits and opportunities offered to customers through our global connectivity solutions and our extensive experience.”
Airbiquity connected services enabled through VIAaq will be showcased at Telematics Detroit Conference and Exhibition, Booth 43 & 54, June 2-3, 2009, at the Rock Financial Showplace in Michigan, USA.
Telenor Connexion managed Telematics connectivity will be presented at Telematics Detroit Conference and Exhibition, Booth 31 & 32, June 2-3, 2009, at the Rock Financial Showplace in Michigan, USA.
About Telenor Connexion
Telenor Connexion is a leading global provider of M2M connectivity solutions. Machine-to-machine (M2M) communication is a rapidly expanding market. Companies in industries as diverse as automotive, security, utilities and fleet management are implementing M2M solutions to achieve productivity gains, cost management, environmental improvement and to expand customer services. With more than 10 years of experience and over 1,3 million active SIM-cards Telenor Connexion is an experienced and reliable partner. We are dedicated to our customers’ business and understand their needs. Telenor Connexion has provided international, cost-effective M2M communication solutions to a number of global customers such as Volvo, Daimler and Securitas Direct. According to leading industry analyst Bergh Insight Telenor is “the most advanced mobile operator in the area of M2M” and also “the dominant provider of wireless M2M connectivity”.
Telenor Connexion is wholly owned by Telenor Group, an international provider of high quality mobile communications services to customers in 12 markets across Asia and Europe. For more information please visit www.telenorconnexion.com
Airbiquity delivers vehicle telematics and connected services solutions worldwide through a flexible ecosystem with the most reliable, cost-effective, easy to use two-way wireless connectivity solutions and best-in-class applications centered-around its VIAaq managed services platform. Airbiquity partners with leading automotive OEMs and personal navigation device (PND) companies to connect drivers with information that enhances the driving experience. To learn more about Airbiquity, visit www.airbiquity.com.
Airbiquity, aqLink, aqServer and VIAaq are trademarks of Airbiquity Inc.