Transatel Announces Launch of a Global Connected Vehicle Platform

Connected Car (Pic Credits - Flickr)
  • Transtel mentioned mobile network operator (MNO) selection at network-level as the key differentiation
  • IoV Connect, as informed by the company, offers a fully re-brandable service for onboard Wi-Fi and infotainment

Transatel (NTT Group) has announced the launch of IoV Connect. A global cellular connectivity platform specifically designed for the sector of motorised vehicles, the company said that the platform will be available as Platform-as-a-service (PaaS) starting today.

“I’m excited about this launch, because it’s the result of years of observation and exchanges with the industry, and years of hard work from Transatel teams. IoV Connect can turn any complex, global connected car project, into a manageable enterprise with clear milestones and beneficial outcomes,” said Bertrand Salomon, CEO, Transatel.

MNO selection at network-level

NTT Group mentioned mobile network operator (MNO) selection at network-level as the key differentiation. “Any addition, removal, change of host radio network anywhere in the world is programmed at network level and thus implemented instantaneously, not requiring complex Over-The-Air SIM profile update campaigns,” read NTT Group’s official statement.

It continued, “The second key differentiation is end user management, for which most connected car platforms come unequipped. Leveraging on Transatel’s 20+ years’ experience in launching mobile B2C offers around the world, IoV Connect offers the professional tools, insights and expertise to cover all aspects of pricing, marketing, billing, customer experience, customer care and regulatory compliance. IoV Connect offers a fully re-brandable service for onboard Wi-Fi and infotainment, complete with marketing and end-user support services: Ubigi.”

“By making things simple and global by design, we help manufacturers focus on their core activities and gain global economies of scale. We intend to prove that our platform for the Connected Car, both industry-specific and fully managed, is the safest option, and the most scalable and cost-effective business model for auto manufacturers, right up until they’re ready to become fully licensed telecom operators themselves,” added Salomon.

The company has previously deployed connectivity services for several market leaders in Europe, such as Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and Jaguar Land Rover. Since its inception in 2000, the company has launched over 170 MVNOs (Mobile Virtual Network Operators).