Proving the Business Case for the Internet of Things

NTT completes takeover of Transatel

Steve Rogerson
March 14, 2019
 
Japanese technology group NTT has completed the acquisition of Transatel, a French IoT cellular connectivity management provider and mobile virtual network enabler.
 
The acquisition was carried out through NTT Communications, the ICT and international communications business within the NTT group.
 
This transaction will allow NTT Communications to extend its global IoT offerings. The combined synergies between Transatel's worldwide data MVNO (mobile virtual network operator) products and NTT's global network infrastructure, data centre, cloud and IoT platform could bring to this alliance the ability to provide a unique value proposition to the market.
 
NTT Communications helps enterprises overcome complexity and risk in their ICT environments with managed IT infrastructure. This is backed by a worldwide infrastructure, including global tier-one public and private networks reaching over 190 countries and regions, and more than 400,000m2 of data centre facilities.
 
Its global professional services teams provide consultation and architecture for the resiliency and security required for businesses.
 
"Together with Transatel's engineering expertise in the IoT connectivity space, NTT Com believes that it can further enhance and contribute to bringing about digital transformation for our customers and partners in the IoT age,” said Shuichi Sasakura, senior vice president at NTT Communications.
 
Transatel has, since its inception in 2000, launched more than 180 MVNOs and built a strong expertise in M2M connectivity. Since 2014 the company has had a cellular offering for global, multi-local data connectivity with eSIM capabilities for the IoT market, addressing the connected car, connected objects and embedded connectivity markets. 
 
"Thanks to NTT Com, Transatel now has the capacity to greatly increase its operational presence in Asia for the benefit of its European customers as well as providing the ideal solution for Asian companies and other global multi-national companies looking to globally expand their IoT offerings,” said Jacques Bonifay, Transatel CEO and founder.