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Telenor Connexion expands business development team in Japan and Malaysia to strengthen its presence in the Asian region

Press release   •   Jun 21, 2011 00:00 UTC

The expansion further strengthens the company's position in the M2M, telematics and wireless markets in the region.

Telenor Connexion, the world leader in premium M2M solutions for business and life critical applications, today announced the expansion of its business development team in Japan and Malaysia to meet the growing demand for M2M services in the asia region.

The Tokyo office established in 2010 is now expanded with a local team. Mr. Kentaro Ohshida has been appointed Account Liaison Director and contact point for the Japan office. Mr. Ohshida brings extensive experience from a major Japanese consumer electronics manufacturer, where he served for almost a decade as a strong interface with multinational-based customer accounts.

Telenor Connexion is additionally appointing Mr. Thomas Strandin as Head of Sales for the Asia Pacific region. Mr. Strandin has worked with B2B sales within the telecom industry for more than 10 years. His experience and contributions in the wireless sector span from security and smart grids applications to mobile health, and other industry verticals.

“The appointment of Mr. Ohshida and Mr. Strandin is part of Telenor Connexion’s continued geographic expansion initiative to increase our presence in key growth markets. Mr. Ohshida’s expertise in the region and strong technical and sales competence will further strengthening our local presence and support business growth”, says Per Simonsen, CEO at Telenor Connexion. “The extensive experience and industry-specific knowledge Mr. Strandin brings, will strongly contribute to the company’s continued success in the region”.

The expanded presence in Japan and South East Asia will allow Telenor Connexion to increase its level of proactive service awareness to customers and partners across Asia and deliver advanced value added services.

Telenor Connexion already serves a number of key customers in Asia with world-class premium embedded connectivity solutions, spanning multiple vertical markets such as automotive, asset management and security. Examples of customers applying the company’s business and life critical applications to achieve cost savings, flexibility and improved services are Nissan and Hitachi.

Telenor Connexion is wholly owned by Telenor Group, one of the world’s major mobile operators. Telenor serves more than 100 million mobile subscribers in Asia and a total of 301 million subscribers worldwide.

For more information, please contact:

Kristina Grandin, PR and Communications, Telenor Connexion , +46 734 25 26 21

About Telenor Connexion
Telenor Connexion is the leading provider of premium M2M solutions for business and life critical applications, regardless of the vertical market. Building on more than 10 years of M2M experience, Telenor Connexion provides customers with tools that allow for full control of status, location and performance of their connected devices. Telenor Connexion has provided reliable, international M2M solutions to a number of global customers such as Volvo, Nissan, Daimler, TomTom, Omron, Scania, Qualcomm Enterprise Services, Hitachi and Securitas. The company was established in 2008 and originates from the successful M2M business within Telenor Sweden. Telenor Connexion is wholly owned by Telenor Group, one of the world’s major mobile operators.
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