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Press Release Mar 07, 2022 Ooredoo and KDDI APAC Provide Internet of Things Connectivity for Lexus Cars in Qatar

KDDI Asia Pacific


Ooredoo IoT Connect Solution Deployed as Part of KDDI APAC Partnership

Ooredoo, the leading national contributor to Qatar’s Internet of Things (IoT), is now the IoT connectivity enabler for Toyota’s new Lexus connected car services in Qatar provided by Abdullah Abdulghani & Bros. This is the result of the partnership with Japanese telecommunications and solution provider KDDI APAC, the global connectivity partner for Toyota Motor Corporation.

Grounded in Ooredoo IoT Connect platform services, this solution includes specialised SIM technologies together with an advanced management solution and support services. It took shape alongside a KDDI APAC project that includes the development, testing and operational preparation of the solution for use with Toyota cars and their innovative new connected car services.

This project represents another key milestone for Ooredoo, demonstrating the capabilities of its growing portfolio of IoT products and solutions. The IoT continuously expands by building upon the connected product concept, as part of an ongoing digital transformation of daily life and across industries.

Sheikh Nasser Bin Hamad Bin Nasser Al Thani – Chief Commercial Officer at Ooredoo – said:“We are very proud that Ooredoo’s IoT Connect product was announced as the Internet of Things connectivity enabler for the Toyota’s innovative connected car services in Qatar, as part of our new partnership with KDDI APAC. Such dynamic technical and commercial arrangements demonstrate our growing role in the global car industry and its connected car initiatives.”

“This inspiring development shows how Ooredoo can help our international industry partners to build and deploy IoT solutions in Qatar and the wider region,” he added.

Hiroyuki Kimura - Managing Director at KDDI Asia Pacific – said: "It is exciting that our global communication platform, combined with the Ooredoo network technology, will not only make driving easier but also make it safer for Qatari citizens and residents."
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About Ooredoo

Ooredoo is Qatar’s leading communications company, delivering mobile, fixed, broadband internet and corporate managed services tailored to the needs of consumers and businesses.
As a community-focused company, Ooredoo is guided by its vision of enriching people’s lives and its belief that it can stimulate human growth by leveraging communications to help people achieve their full potential.
For full details of all corporate plans, pricing and offers, ring the Ooredoo business team on 800 8000 or see ooredoo.qa/business.

About KDDI

KDDI (TSE 9433) is telecommunication service provider in Japan, offering both mobile and fixed-line communications.
With its well-established base of over 60 million customers, KDDI is expanding its services into the "Life Design" business, which includes e-commerce, fintech, nationwide electric power utility services, entertainment and education.
With a 70-year history, KDDI is now focusing on creating smart infrastructure through IoT technologies and open innovation with partners and start-up companies in diverse industries worldwide including Middle East where KDDI APAC has supported the success of our international customers.Backed by decades of relationship with telecommunications carriers worldwide, and its robust experiences in the corporate IT solution market, KDDI is also Toyota’s global partner in the IT area to support Toyota's global business operation.
For Toyota's global connected car project, KDDI provides Global Communications Platform combined with the connectivity in each country by teaming up with local carriers.These are the key elements for Toyota to offer greater experiences of connected car to its customers globally.For more information about KDDI, visit https://www.kddi.com/english/corporate/

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