Panasonic & Cubic partner to enhance IoT strategy
New strategic business relationship ensures seamless global connectivity for Panasonic enterprise customers
Panasonic System Communications Company of North America, a division of Panasonic Corporation of North America (Panasonic), an industry leading manufacturer of mobile computing solutions that are purpose built for the way people work, announced today a new strategic business relationship with Cubic Telecom, driving the world forward with global connectivity solutions. The relationship will strengthen Panasonic’s position as a global market leader in embedded wireless technologies.
“Since the early days of mobile connectivity, Panasonic has committed to ensuring that its customers have access to the wireless solutions that work best for them in the most demanding and extreme locations. This new agreement with Cubic Telecom ensures that we remain ahead of the curve in an increasingly connected world,” said Victoria Obenshain, Vice President Wireless Strategy, Panasonic System Communications Company of North America. “Cubic’s ability to provide seamless global connectivity that meets the demands of the mobile workforce will ensure we continue to meet and exceed the expectations of our customers.”
The deal with Cubic Telecom is a key component of a broad strategy within Panasonic to ensure that its market-leading solutions are equipped to take advantage of the always-on, internet-of-things (IOT) ecosystem.
"Connectivity is an essential prerequisite for business productivity," says Barry Napier, CEO of Cubic Telecom. “Panasonic has selected Cubic Telecom to deliver a consistent global connectivity solution to their clients across a wide range of Panasonic products and devices. By combining Panasonic's world-class capabilities with Cubic's innovative software and communications platform, organizations can equip their global workforces to achieve higher levels of efficiency and effectiveness. We are aligned around our partnership to help workers and organizations solve the connectivity challenges they face today. Cubic labels this Productivity as a Service.”
By partnering with Cubic, Panasonic will have access to a high-speed LTE voice and data network solution that allows for the seamless, global connectivity that Panasonic’s business customers demand.
“Panasonic has committed itself to developing mobile devices that meet the needs of today’s global workforce that increase efficiency and productivity through the latest connectivity solutions,” said Brian Rowley, Vice President Marketing and Product Planning, Panasonic System Communications Company of North America. “Our ongoing R&D efforts in wireless technologies – emboldened by this partnership with Cubic Telecom – will allow us to continue to address the real-world challenges faced by modern mobile professionals.”
For more information on Panasonic’s Mobility Solutions, please visit www.panasonic.com/toughbook.
Newark, NJ-based Panasonic Corporation of North America is a leading technology partner and integrator to businesses, government agencies and consumers across the region. The company is the principal North American subsidiary of Osaka, Japan-based Panasonic Corporation and the hub of Panasonic’s U.S. branding, marketing, sales, service and R&D operations. Panasonic was featured in Fortune Magazine’s 2016 ranking of 50 companies that are changing the world and doing well by doing good. Specifically cited were its smart and sustainable technologies, including its contributions to smart cities and the electric vehicle revolution. Learn more about Panasonic at us.panasonic.com/news.
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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