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Transatel Expands its Footprint in Automotive with the Launch of Ubigi for BMW

March 25th, 2024 – Ubigi’s global Personal eSIM solution integration into BMW cars was announced at Mobile World Congress 2024 in Barcelona. This marks a key milestone for global cellular data connectivity champion Transatel (an NTT Group company), which is rapidly extending its footprint in the connected car industry by partnering with NTT Communications in Japan.

Integrated in Japan since 2022 , Ubigi’s eSIM connectivity service will now be available in BMW vehicles in Europe [all BMW vehicles with OS8, OS8.5, OS9 with the extra Personal eSIM (SA6PA)]. BMW customers in Germany and France can already subscribe to Ubigi’s 4G/5G data plans to enjoy infotainment and Wi-Fi onboard, irrespective of their primary network operator for their regular smartphone subscription.

Since 2018, our footprint in the connected car industry has been significantly growing, and we look forward to our extended connectivity partnership with the BMW Group,” says Jacques Bonifay, CEO, and co-founder of Transatel that launched the Ubigi brand back in 2018 to address the consumer eSIM market.

NTT’s global MVNO, Transatel, has been at the forefront of automotive connectivity since its first pan-European contracts with manufacturers in 2018. Today, Transatel’s managed IoT connectivity platform connects millions of vehicles and devices to public and private cellular networks across the world. As a pioneer of eSIM technology and cross-border telecommunications, Transatel already offers 5G connectivity in more than 50 countries thanks to its access agreement with local mobile carriers.

The Internet of Vehicles (IoV) remains a strong business focus and a growth driver for Transatel. Being part of NTT – one of the world’s largest providers of telecommunications and IT services – enables us to invest more in innovation, recruit new talents, and expand our global footprint to support the mass deployment of connected cars worldwide, starting 2025.” adds Jacques Bonifay.

Transatel has recently secured new contracts with major connected cars manufacturers by joining forces with other NTT Group company NTT Communications in Japan that provides a wide range of innovative global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions including cloud, network and security services.

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