Cubic Telecom, the leading connectivity management software provider to the global automotive and IoT industries, today announced that it has doubled the number of countries in Europe where it provides in-car Wi-Fi services. Several brands within the Volkswagen Group are already offering Cubic Telecom’s solution in these new markets with other brands in the VW portfolio following suit over the coming months.
The expanded footprint of 26 countries for Cubic Telecom’s in-car Wi-Fi services now includes the new markets of Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Portugal, San Marino, and Slovakia. Drivers in these markets can register for connectivity services and connect to an in-car LTE Wi-Fi hotspot across Europe.
“The expansion to new markets for our connected car solution represents a significant growth opportunity for Cubic Telecom. Our hassle-free, end-to-end offering has attracted top automakers due to our ability to scale globally and comply with local regulations in each of the markets where we operate,” said Barry Napier, Cubic Telecom CEO. “The Cubic Telecom team collaborates closely with automakers in evolving connected vehicle technologies and remains committed to enhancing driver experience in additional markets.”
Passengers can connect securely up to 8 devices simultaneously to the Wi-Fi hotspot, including tablets and smartphones. In-car bundled data plans are available for purchase from the display screen within the car and from an online app, allowing access to this reliable high-speed LTE connection. As a result of recent price drops across key European markets, drivers now get more data for less, with up to 80% reductions on the original cost of data bundles. The number of languages supported by this online service has also increased from 8 to 14.
Cubic Telecom’s one-SIM solution comprises of breakdown, concierge, emergency calling, telematics, in-car Wi-Fi hotspot, and access to online infotainment services, empowering drivers and passengers to keep in touch while on the move. Cubic’s coverage footprint for these bundled services in Europe extends to over 50 countries. Cubic Telecom’s core network spans more than 180 countries worldwide, with over 75 tier-1 mobile operator partnerships, and 2.5M drivers already using Cubic’s connected car solution across Europe and Asia today.
Cubic Telecom will be demonstrating its reliable and secure in-car internet connectivity offering all week at the Frankfurt International Motor Show as part of the Microsoft booth in the New Mobility World Hall (Stand C21, Hall 5). All data generated from Cubic’s connected car service is hosted on Microsoft Azure.