NEC Corporation Japan and Transatel Partner to Bundle Ubigi SIM with NEC Hotspot Router

Paris, France - November 9, 2020 - As the leading Hotspot router manufacturer in Japan, NEC Corporation has chosen to bundle their latest dual SIM-equipped model, the  Aterm MR05LN, with a free 1GB trial data plan from Ubigi. Ubigi is Transatel's (NTT Group) consumer brand for global 3G/4G-LTE connectivity, compatible with any modem-equipped device. Presented exclusively in Japan for the moment, the offer is expected to spark the interest of connectivity-challenged homeworkers and nomadic workers, and companies targeting employee productivity in a Post-Covid context. The packaged proposition, launched today, will be presented online to consumers via  Amazon and distributed to companies via  NEC Corporation sales. Making the most of the dual-SIM feature in their latest model The Aterm MR05LN is NEC Corporation's latest Hotspot router model, with the most advanced capabilities in the range. The dual SIM feature is among its strongpoints. As with any dual SIM-enabled device, the user can combine two data plans with different objectives, depending on the use case. For example, the user switches from one SIM for domestic usage to the other, possibly more cost-effective, in the case of overseas travel; or uses one SIM from a domestic MNO (Mobile Network Operator), combining it with another from a domestic MVNO (Mobile Virtual Network Operator), to strike a balance cost and quality. A first-ever offer from the market leader: a free trial plan of 1GB NEC Corporation, registering the largest Hotspot router sales in Japan, has partnered with Transatel, a leading provider of global 3G/4G-LTE data connectivity, to capture together a market share of the frequent and/or overseas travelers using Hotspot routers. The collaboration with Transatel is a first for NEC Corporation with a global data MVNO, covering 170 countries and destinations with local prices for data. The data bundle is therefore just as attractive for domestic use. Jacques Bonifay, Transatel CEO, rejoices in the initiative: "Our mission statement is to enable OEMs such as NEC Corporation to harvest some of the value generated by data usage from their connected devices. Celebrating our 20th anniversary today, we're honored to be adding NEC Corporation to our existing partners, with this objective at heart." **** About NEC Corporation NEC Corporation has established itself as a leader in the integration of IT and network technologies while promoting the brand statement of "Orchestrating a brighter world." NEC enables businesses and communities to adapt to rapid changes taking place in both society and the market as it provides for the social values of safety, security, fairness and efficiency to promote a more sustainable world where everyone has the chance to reach their full potential. For more information, visit NEC at  https://www.nec.com. About Ubigi Ubigi is Transatel's new customer-facing brand for worldwide cellular connectivity dedicated to the Internet of Things. The service offers "always connected" wireless capabilities for smartphones, laptops, tablets, and automobiles, at near-to-local rates in over 160 countries and destinations. Please visit  www.ubigi.com for more information. About Transatel Now a member company of NTT Group, one of the largest telecom companies in the world, Transatel offers an unparalleled, eSIM-capable, cellular solution for global and secure IoT connectivity. Since its inception in 2000, the company has launched over 170 MVNOs (Mobile Virtual Network Operators), establishing Transatel as the leading European MVNE/A (Mobile Virtual Network Enabler/Aggregator). Having acquired expertise in Machine-to-Machine connectivity, the company easily transitioned into the Internet of Things, where it now addresses the three market segments of automotive, laptops and tablets, and the industrial IoT. Please visit  www.transatel.com for more information.
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