AT&T and KDDI Connecting Mazda Vehicles
KDDI America December 14, 2020
Mazda Owners Can Browse, Share from the Open Road with Powerful Wi-Fi Hotspots and Stream Content In-Vehicle with WarnerMedia RIDE
DALLAS, Dec. 14, 2020 -- AT&T* and KDDI, a Japanese telecommunications service provider, have teamed up to bring industry-leading connected car capabilities to Mazda vehicles across the U.S., enabling streaming of best-in-class entertainment and more.
Mazda will enable AT&T 4G LTE connectivity for thousands of 2021 Mazda CX-5 and CX-9 cars and will continue through later models across the U.S. These capabilities will be supported by the KDDI Global Communications Platform, which provides high-quality and reliable global communication worldwide.
Mazda owners can turn their vehicles into Wi-Fi hotspots connecting to up to five smartphones or tablets at once supporting email, browsing, gaming and more. In addition, passengers will have access to a robust selection of premium content across news, sports and family entertainment through WarnerMedia’s WarnerMedia RIDE™ app.
Access is included with eligible complimentary trials and unlimited AT&T in-car Wi-Fi® data plans at no extra charge.
"Working with AT&T, we are enhancing the KDDI Global Communications Platform to bring the best customer experience to Mazda Connected Services owners. This helps allow their drivers to benefit from a great in-car experience” said Masatoshi Nobuhara, President & CEO KDDI America, Inc. “It is a great honor to contribute to this project that aims for a future where vehicles are connected all over the world.”
“With this collaboration, we’re keeping Mazda owners connected to the world around them and the content they love,” said Joe Mosele, vice president, Mobility and Internet of Things, AT&T Business. “Our collaboration will ensure that Mazda owners can be connected just about anywhere, while our world-class content from WarnerMedia will provide news and entertainment on-the-go for the whole family.”
With WarnerMedia RIDE, passengers can enjoy a rotating selection of custom live streams and more than 1,000 hours of on-demand TV shows and movies when their device is connected to AT&T in-car Wi-Fi®. That includes animation, news and sports programming and content from brands such as Bleacher Report, Boomerang, Cartoon Network, CNN, TBS, TNT and more. You can download the WarnerMedia RIDE app on the App Store (iOS 11+) or Google Play (Android 9+.)
Mazda owners can sign up now through AT&T’s in-car Wi-Fi account dashboard with complimentary 3-month or 2GB (whichever comes first) trials for eligible vehicle purchases.
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About KDDI (TSE 9433)
KDDI is telecommunication service provider in Japan, offering both mobile and fixed-line communications. With its well-established base of over 58 million customers, and through mobile services and shops offering its “au” brand, KDDI is expanding its services into the "Life Design" business, which includes e-commerce, fintech, nationwide electric power utility services, entertainment and education. With a 60-year history, KDDI is now focusing on creating smart infrastructure through IoT technologies and open innovation with partners and start-up companies in diverse industries. KDDI is accelerating the global growth of its telecommunications consumer business, with operations in Myanmar and Mongolia, and in the global ICT business with the "TELEHOUSE" brand. KDDI (TYO:9433) is listed on the Tokyo stock exchange. http://www.kddi.com/english/.
*About AT&T Communications
We help family, friends and neighbors connect in meaningful ways every day. From the first phone call 140+ years ago to mobile video streaming, we @ATT innovate to improve lives. AT&T Communications is part of AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T). For more information, please visit us at att.com.
For more information, contact:
AT&T Corporate Communications
+1 (415) 964-9646
Business Planning, KDDI America, Inc.
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