Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Blackwire LLC is announcing an expansion of its in vehicle Wi-Fi services outside of the UAE by collaborating with SAPO Japan. SAPO will become Blackwire’s master distributor and will support company’s international expansion plans. Car Wi-Fi, media Wi-Fi, DVR/CCTV and telematics (vehicle GPS tracking) solutions will be first introduced to Japanese markets. Blackwire is planning to start implementation across 3 major cities such as Tokyo, Osaka and Fukuma and expects full-fledged operations to be established by 2020 Summer Olympic Games in Japan.

Blackwire is planning to work with other parties to facilitate the implementation of their services and is eyeing collaboration with major telecom service providers in the country. With 920,000 visitors per day that are expected to come to Tokyo daily during Olympic Games season mobility and internet connection services will be top priority for developed country like Japan.

 “Japan is one of the key markets for technology pioneer like Blackwire. We believe with their openness towards innovation and tech progress in vehicle Wi-Fi solutions developed by Emirati inventor will be well received. Japan is our first global market entry point that will be followed by India, Malaysia and Singapore in the foreseeable future”, said Theodore Polykandriotis, Vice President of Business Development at Blackwire LLC.

“We have been doing business in the GCC region for over 30 years and Blackwire is one of few organizations we are confident to work with on such a serious project. This partnership is strategic and we believe that we will have a very successful future introducing more services in Japan post successful implementation of initial suite of solutions”, said Hiromasa Ito, Chief Executive Officer at SAPO Japan.

According to Blackwire market evaluations Japan doesn’t have a viable in vehicle Wi-Fi service provider that can offer a full suite of solutions. According to Theodore, despite its current technological sophistication, Japanese market lacks strong in vehicle connectivity vendors represented by telecommunications service providers. Company is working towards entering long term collaborations with such telecom giants as NTT, Softbank and AU.

Blackwire is the top Ki-Fi (in-vehicle Wi-Fi) technology provider in the UAE whose solutions are available in over 7,000 Abu Dhabi taxis, 1550 RTA Dubai Hala taxis and 300 Jumeirah Group hotel limousines.


About Blackwire:
Blackwire is the regional leader in Internet of Things (IoT) enablement. We offer market leading carrier-class Wi-Fi solutions that allow carriers and commercial operators to meet rapidly growing mobile wi-fi solutions supporting high bandwidths with highest quality of experience. The company was founded in 2009 by an entrepreneurial team committed to the vision of an increasingly connected world where high-quality voice, video, and data are available virtually anywhere, anytime through Wi-Fi.

© Press Release 2017