Telenor Connexion opens new office in Japan thereby strengthening its presence in the Asia/Pacific region

(PresseBox) (Stockholm, ) The Tokyo based office will work closely with customers and partners in Japan and Korea to strengthen existing relationships and identify new business opportunities.

Telenor Connexion, the leading global provider of embedded connectivity solutions, today announced that the company has opened a new office in Tokyo, Japan to support a growing demand for M2M (machine-to-machine) and telematics solutions in the Asia/Pacific region.

The company has already established itself as a leading global M2M provider in the region working with a number of prominent Japanese customers and several automotive OEM's.

- Japan is among the most mature M2M markets within the Asia/Pacific region. The opening of our office in Tokyo reinforces our long-term commitment to both Japan and the Asia/Pacific region as a whole. Telenor Connexion's expansion in Asia allows us to further assist locally-based clients with regional and global market opportunities, says Thomas Strandin, VP of Sales APAC at Telenor Connexion.

The office, located in Roppongi Minato-ku, Tokyo, is managed by Ola Olsson, Country Manager for Japan and Korea. Mr. Olsson has more than 10 years of experience in various sales functions within the Telenor Group and at Vodafone.

Mr. Olsson will work closely with customers and partners in Japan and Korea to strengthen existing relationships and identify new business opportunities.

- I am very excited about our local presence in Japan. My ambition is to supply a wide range of Asian customers with global M2M connectivity solutions - especially those requiring high performance for business and life critical applications. The opportunities in all vertical markets are growing and the Telenor Connexion team and I are ready to take on the challenge, says Ola Olsson, Country Manager for Japan and Korea at Telenor Connexion.

Telenor Connexion is constantly expanding its global market presence and has recently established an office in the US. The company already has offices in Sweden, UK, France and Switzerland.

Telenor Connexion is wholly owned by Telenor Group, which serve more than 60 million mobile subscribers in Asia.

Telenor Connexion AB

Telenor Connexion is a leading global provider of embedded connectivity for business and life critical applications. Companies in industries as diverse as automotive, security, utilities and fleet management are implementing embedded connectivity solutions to achieve productivity gains, cost management, environmental improvement and expand customer services. With more than 10 years of experience, Telenor Connexion is a reliable partner, understanding and dedicated our customers' business.

Telenor Connexion provides international, cost-effective M2M (machine-to-machine) communication solutions to a number of global customers such as Volvo, Daimler and Securitas Direct.

According to leading industry analyst Berg 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, the world's sixth largest mobile operator. Telenor Group is an international provider of high quality tele, data and media communication services with mobile operations in 13 markets across the Nordic region, Central and Eastern Europe and in Asia. For more information, please visit www.telenorconnexion.com

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