Cubic partners with major Japanese telco

Initially targeting its corporate customers, K-Opticom will offer a customised mobile connectivity solution from Cubic Telecom to its international business travellers. The new service, branded as Mineo, will enable businesses to benefit from low cost data rates on a wide range of devices in over 100 countries. This opportunity for Cubic Telecom was brokered by Irish government agency ‘Enterprise Ireland’ as part of its drive to help Irish companies win new business in export markets.

An additional solution will be launched in September targeting consumers travelling out of Japan. Almost 1.4 million Japanese people travel internationally from Japan each year.

Barry Napier, CEO of Cubic Telecom said “we are delighted to collaborate with such an innovative company as K-Opticom which has successfully entered the MVNO market in recent years. We see Asia Pacific as a critical region for Cubic Telecom and the opportunity to partner with K-Opticom provides us with a strong base upon which we can build.”

“We are the first MVNO in Japan with KDDI,” said Kazuyoshi Tsuda, General Manager of K-Opticom’s Mobile Business Strategy Group. “There were already many providers on the NTT DOCOMO network, so we wanted to do something different from our competitors and Cubic’s solution has enabled this.”

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About Cubic  

Cubic’s business model is focused on solving the challenges presented by providing true end-to-end connectivity, safely and securely, anywhere on the planet. For the full lifecycle of any device. As the scope of mobile technologies has changed, our remit has expanded: solving for end-to-content content delivery, helping some of the world’s best-recognised innovators deliver on their vision for the services and functionality they want their customers to enjoy. Our reach extends far beyond the connection, into granular per-device/service billing, data analytics, services and near real-time alerting that enable next-generation mobility services.    

 This is the vision that has taken us to 10 million devices connected in more than 190 countries globally in 2022. Our journey has seen this team secure over €140 million in investment from the Irish Pension Fund, The European Investment Bank, Qualcomm and CARIAD (the software arm of VW Group). Today, our team enables cars, drones, tractors, trucks, buses, cranes and the next generation of IoT devices to meet their full potential, everywhere: 250 software ninjas from 32 nationalities in 19 locations worldwide make great things happen every day.    

 Cubic cuts through complexity, delivering A SINGLE GLOBAL SOLUTION:   

  • Global connectivity   
  • Remote device connectivity management   
  • Minimal embedded SIM SKUs across the manufacturing and supply chain   
  • Seamless integration with OEM IT business systems  
  • Access to our global portfolio of Tier 1 mobile network partners   
  • Data management and analytics   
  • Security   
  • Regulatory & Tax compliance