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6 September 2016

VODAFONE CONNECTS NEW SKODA KODIAQ

Vodafone is providing the integrated connectivity for the new Skoda Kodiaq car, launched last week. A specialised SIM card keeps the vehicle connected to the Vodafone network and allows the Skoda Connect service to provide the driver with a range of information including whether the car is locked, its location, remaining driving range and whether the car needs a service.

The technology also monitors the vehicle in real time, anywhere in Europe, and contacts Skoda’s emergency call centre in the event of an accident.

Vodafone director of IoT Erik Brenneis said “We’re delighted that Skoda, another major Volkswagen Group brand, has followed VW and Audi in partnering with Vodafone as its IoT communications provider. With over 40 million mobile devices, machines and vehicles connected to our network, we’re the IoT communication services industry.

About Vodafone Group

Vodafone is one of the world’s largest telecommunications companies and provides a range of services including voice, messaging, data and fixed communications. Vodafone has mobile operations in 26 countries, partners with mobile networks in 56 more, and fixed broadband operations in 17 markets. As of 30 June 2016, Vodafone had 465 million mobile customers and 13.7 million fixed broadband customers. For more information, please visit: www.vodafone.com.

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