Global connected software provider Cubic Telecom and Audi today have announced a partnership to deliver high-speed connectivity for the Audi connect infotainment services to drivers across Europe. This is representing the largest-scale rollout within Cubic Telecom’s MVNO connectivity initiatives.
Through the initiative, Audi customers will not only be able to access Audi infotainment services, but can also purchase competitive regional or Europe-wide data plans using an in-car store or the myAudi web portal, to provide easy internet access for their portable devices with personal apps using the Audi connect Wi-Fi hotspot. Cubic Telecom’s network partners cover 13 countries including Germany, France, Spain, Italy, UK, Ireland, Belgium, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Netherlands, Sweden, Austria and Denmark making it the largest independent MVNO based LTE network in Europe.
“Cubic Telecom has the most comprehensive and competitive independent options available,” said Marcus Keith, director of development at Audi Connect. “With Cubic, our customers traveling across Europe will be able to have secure and robust high-speed connectivity wherever they drive. This is just the start with more countries to follow.”
Cubic Telecom uniquely provides a true global embedded connectivity solution – through an automotive grade embedded SIM providing local connectivity for the vehicle regardless of where the driver travels in Europe. Users will experience premium-class connectivity reliability and speed.
“We are thrilled to partner with Audi to provide its drivers hassle-free in-car connectivity,” said Barry Napier, CEO of Cubic Telecom. “This partnership is a testament to Cubic Telecom’s ability to rapidly expand connectivity programs for users across not only Europe, but global markets as our solution can be easily scaled worldwide to comply with customer needs as well as local regulations. We’re excited with what we have on the roadmap.”
Cubic Telecom enabled Audi vehicles will enter the market in selected models in 2016 carlines across Europe. For more details go to: www.audi.com