24 February 2016, Barcelona, Spain – At Mobile World Congress 2016, ZTE Corporation (0763.HK/000063.SZ), a major international provider of telecommunications, enterprise and consumer technology solutions for the Mobile Internet, ZTEWelink Technology Co., Ltd., the subsidiary of ZTE Corporation, and Mojio, a leading open connected-car cloud platform provider, signed a strategic cooperation agreement to penetrate the rapidly growing global connected car market.
Lv Qianhao, VP of Strategy and Marketing, ZTE Terminal business, Kenny Hawk, CEO of Mojio and Wang Zhijun, VP of ZTEWelink attended the signing ceremony.
“With this agreement, ZTE becomes the first Tier 1 handset device manufacturer to benefit from the Made for Mojio certification programme, enabling a turnkey connected car solution for mobile operators around the world. By connecting a Made for Mojio certified ZTE device to most cars made since 1996, drivers can unlock previously hidden automotive data and access an ever-growing suite of connected car apps that will help them drive better, save money, and keep an eye on what matters most,” stated Kenny Hawk, CEO of Mojio.
“ZTEWelink is dedicated to the internet of things (IoT) market with products of wireless modules, industry terminals and IoT solutions. Over the last two years, ZTEWelink began to enter the European and U.S. markets and provide operators with intelligent on board diagnostics (OBD) and TBOX products based on long-term evolution (LTE) technology,” said Wang Zhijun, VP of ZTEWelink. “We are delighted to cooperate with Mojio and we will work together to provide global operators and partners with end-to-end (E2E) solutions and help them rapidly launch connected car services.”
According to a recent Gartner forecast, the number of connected devices will reach 6.4 billion units in 2016 worldwide, and will increase to around 21 billion by 2020. Since 2009, ZTE invested heavily in IoT, and proposed its M-ICT (Mobile Internet) strategy in 2014 to focus on industry computerisation. Today, ZTE is achieving rapid development in the IoT industry and intelligent patent layout.
About ZTEWelink: ZTEWelink Technology Co., LTD, is a subsidiary of ZTE Corporation, dedicated to the development, production and marketing of Wireless Communication Modules, Industry Customized Terminals and M2M Solutions. ZTEWeLink’s products and solutions have been widely used in Vehicle-mounted terminals, Smart Power Grids, Remote Controllers, GPS, Wireless POS Machines, Security and Surveillance.
About Mojio: Founded in 2012, Mojio is a leading cloud-based connected car platform provider, enabling real-time communication with smartphone apps for consumers, mobile operators, and automotive dealers. By unlocking secret data from nearly any car, Mojio helps enterprises and drivers save money and keep an eye on what matters most.