Kerlink Subsidiary to Serve Growing Interest in the IoT in Japan, and Speed Expansion in Asia
Oct. 22, 2018
The recently launched subsidiary, Kerlink Japan KK, will support LoRaTM network deployments in that country and accelerate the company’s growth there and across Asia.
Tsuneo Tatara, an international information and communications technology (ICT) veteran who joined Kerlink in the fall of 2017 as country manager to guide the company’s ramp up in Japan, was promoted to general manager of the subsidiary.
“Kerlink has become a leading global provider of turnkey solutions for deploying LoRaWANTM networks, because of the reliability of its products, and focus on building long-term relationships with its customers, so they can achieve the specific goals for their IoT networks,” Tatara said. “Since opening a sales office in Japan last fall, we have seen growing interest among Japanese ICT companies and smart-city proponents in deploying both public and private LoRaWAN networks. With this subsidiary, Kerlink will work closely with customers in Japan and Asia to start realizing the efficiency, safety and security benefits of the Internet of Things.”
Tatara has more than 40 years of professional experience with companies whose businesses spanned Japan, Canada and India. His expertise ranges from engineering and business development to sales and marketing, working with international fixed-operators and mobile telcos, telecom vendors and Japanese multinational companies.
“Japan is a very large potential market for IoT deployments in the key verticals, such as smart cities, smart industry, asset tracking and smart health, and Kerlink will help develop that potential with this expanded presence in Japan. Tsuneo Tatara has laid the groundwork for this expansion, which marks Kerlink’s commitment to help large network operators, cities and small businesses realize the benefits of LoRaTM low-power, wide-area networks. One of his first tasks will be increasing Kerlink’s sales staff in Japan and Asia.”
Robert Clatham, Kerlink assistant general manager