Ubisense and Rakuten Mobile Sign Exclusive Reseller Agreement to Provide Leading Edge Industry IoT Solutions and Technology to the Japanese Enterprise Market

Partnership to combine Rakuten Mobile’s cloud-native mobile network with Ubisense Industry IoT solutions to drive digital transformation in Japanese enterprises.

Tokyo, Japan and Cambridge, U.K., October 21, 2021 – Rakuten Mobile, Inc. and Ubisense Ltd., an industry leading provider of Industry IoT (IIoT), Digital Twin and smart factory solutions, today announced the signing of an exclusive reseller agreement to allow Rakuten Mobile to provide Ubisense’s advanced real-time location system (RTLS) and SmartSpace software platform to enterprise customers in Japan.

The partnership will aim to leverage Rakuten Mobile to deploy Ubisense IoT products and solutions and drive digital transformation in the Japanese automotive, aerospace, manufacturing and other industries.

RTLS utilize a network of sensors and tags to provide precise information about the location, movement and interaction of objects in often challenging environments, such as dynamic production lines and industrial spaces. This real-time location information gives additional context to the data provided by existing systems, helping digitize processes to improve efficiency, quality and safety.

“We are thrilled to partner with Ubisense and leverage the Rakuten Mobile cloud-native network to provide innovative industry leading IoT solutions to enterprise customers in Japan,” said Tareq Amin, Chief Technology Officer, Rakuten Mobile.

“The Rakuten Mobile and Ubisense partnership will bring clear and immediate benefits to our existing clients in Japan while offering near limitless scope to transform many more enterprise industry operations,” commented Clare Colhoun, Ubisense CEO.

Under the terms of the agreement, Rakuten Mobile and Ubisense will also jointly collaborate in research and development innovation for RTLS sensor and software products. Sales and Marketing of Ubisense solutions and products in Japan will be managed by Rakuten Communications, a subsidiary of Rakuten Mobile.

About Rakuten Mobile

Rakuten Mobile, Inc. is a Rakuten Group company responsible for mobile communications, including mobile network operator (MNO) and mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) businesses, as well as ICT. Through continuous innovation and the deployment of advanced technology, Rakuten Mobile aims to redefine expectations in the mobile communications industry in order to provide appealing and convenient services that respond to diverse customer needs.

About Rakuten Communications

Rakuten Communications, a group company of global innovation leader Rakuten Group, Inc., is an Information and Communications Technology company that strives to create new value for a digital society. In addition to existing fixed-line communication services including IP phone and internet connection services, the company offers mobile and cloud solutions to position its customers for a digital future. Rakuten Communications Corp. aims to expand through developing the potential of the IP platform across voice, data, media and applications.

For more information: https://comm.rakuten.co.jp/

About Ubisense

Ubisense gives software systems intelligence about what’s actually happening in the real world by tracking the real-time location, movement and interaction of people, devices and products through its SmartSpace® software platform and Dimension4 Ultra-Wideband sensors. Through an open architecture platform, business users can easily configure the planning, monitoring and control of physical process flows. Headquartered in Cambridge UK, Ubisense operates globally with more than 1000 customers, transforming their physical space into SmartSpace®. For more information visit: https://ubisense.com/

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