KYOCERA PARTNERS WITH TELENOR CONNEXION TO PROVIDE M2M SOLUTIONS TARGETING AUTOMOTIVE AND INDUSTRIAL MARKETS INTERNATIONALLY

11 November 2013

Kyoto/Neuss – Kyocera Corporation, the Japanese wireless technology expert and provider of wireless modules for LTE and GSM/UMTS networks as well as wireless handsets, and Telenor Connexion, the leading provider of connected business solutions for M2M, today announced a partnership agreement to supply M2M solutions internationally.

The joint effort is mainly targeted towards the premium car segment. OEMs with applications in need of high speed connection and instant access such as car telematics, and on-board units for intelligent transport systems are also of special interest. Other M2M applications in smart metering, telemetry, e-Health and security markets in need of a long-term and reliable solution to protect their key assets are also in focus.

OEM customers will benefit from reduced time-to-market as well as future-proof and easy-to-integrate connectivity solutions.

“By partnering with Telenor Connexion, Kyocera is leveraging its extensive experience in deploying connectivity solutions around the world and in a number of industries. By combining Kyocera’s superior M2M modules for high-speed data connections with Telenor Connexion’s secure and future-proof end-to-end solutions, we will help potential customers to create M2M solutions for their specialized applications and to facilitate passage of Telenor’s test requirements”, says Toshiki Kawaguchi, an Executive Officer of Kyocera Corporation from its Telecommunication Equipment Group.

“We are delighted to partner with renowned brand and market leader Kyocera. The collaboration with Kyocera further strengthens Telenor Connexion’s penetration in the automotive market and paves the way for speeding up the LTE adoption in M2M”, says Rémi Demerlé, Global Partnerships Director at Telenor Connexion.

For more information about Kyocera: www.kyocera.eu

About Kyocera
Headquartered in Kyoto, Japan, Kyocera Corporation is one of the world's leading manufacturers of fine ceramic components for the technology industry. The strategically important divisions in the Kyocera Group, which is comprised of 228 subsidiaries (as of April 1, 2013), are information and communications technologies, products which increase quality of life, and environmentally friendly products. The technology group is also one of the largest producers of solar energy systems worldwide, with more than 3,0 gigawatts of solar power having been installed around the world to date.

The company is ranked #492 on Forbes magazine’s 2013 “Global 2000” listing of the world’s largest publicly traded companies. With a global workforce of about 71,000 employees, Kyocera posted net sales of approximately €10.58 billion in fiscal year 2012/2013. The products marketed by the company in Europe include laser printers, digital copying systems, microelectronic components, fineceramic products and complete solar power systems. The Kyocera Group has two independent companies in the Federal Republic of Germany: Kyocera Fineceramics GmbH in Neuss and Esslingen and Kyocera Document Solutions in Meerbusch.

The company also takes an active interest in cultural affairs. The Kyoto Prize, a prominent international award, is presented each year by the Inamori Foundation — established by Kyocera founder Dr. Kazuo Inamori — to individuals and groups worldwide who have contributed significantly to the scientific, cultural, and spiritual betterment of humankind (converted at present €372,000 per prize category).

About Telenor Connexion
Telenor Connexion designs and operates connected business solutions. Building on more than 15 years of experience, a strong solutions portfolio and our collaborative approach, the company makes it easy to realize the value of connected services.

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

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

Telenor Connexion’s headquarters and tech centre are located in Sweden and it has 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

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