Sony Honda Mobility Utilizes KDDI’s Global Communication Platform for AFEELA Brand’s First Mass Production Electric Vehicle


Sony Honda Mobility Inc. (SHM; Head Office: Minato-ku, Tokyo, Chairman and CEO: Yasuhide Mizuno) has decided to use the Global Communication Platform*1 provided by KDDI Corporation (KDDI; Head Office: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, CEO: Makoto Takahashi) for the network services of the first mass-production electric vehicle of AFEELA brand, scheduled for sales in 2025.


  • In pursuit of providing high-quality and stable network services for AFEELA’s first mass-production vehicle scheduled for sales in 2025, SHM aims to connect vehicle to networks using various regional Mobile Network Operators (MNOs)*2.
  • To achieve this, the KDDI Global Communication Platform will be utilized, allowing AFEELA’s first mass-production vehicle to have high-throughput, low-latency telecommunications with the cloud platform developed and operated by SHM.

This time, we were selected by Sony Honda Mobility as the company’s global lead carrier of its network services for the mass-produced AFEELA brand model that is scheduled to launch in 2025.
We are delighted to be able to take part in the creative entertainment experience AFEELA is aiming to achieve, and its global launch.
Capitalizing on our global IoT experience, we will provide various solutions to not only bring safety and security, but to combine 5G communication and entertainment to bring a transportation experience never seen before to AFEELA users around the world.

Yasuaki Kuwahara, Senior Managing Executive Officer, Director, KDDI Corporation

Through our EV and services brand, AFEELA, we pursue mobility as a creative entertainment space, with hardware for a premium brand and AD/ADAS leveraging AI. To achieve this, consistent connectivity of mobility to networks is crucial, and unprecedented high-throughput, low-latency wireless network is essential.
We truly anticipate the KDDI’s Global Communication Platform and its strong relationships with Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) in various regions.

Kojiro Okabe, Director and Executive Vice President, Sony Honda Mobility

*1 Global Communication Platform: A platform that integrates communication lines from different Mobile Network Operators across countries and regions using a common design.
*2 MNO: Abbreviation for Mobile Network Operator, referring to companies that install and operate their own base stations and network facilities.
*3 Global Lead Carrier: The telecommunicator who provides and collectively manages the communication to countries where the connected car services will be launched.

As a Mobility Tech Company that connects diverse inspirations and pursues cutting-edge technology, SHM will realize innovations in mobility that affect people’s sensibilities and behavior.

This information is current as of the date of publication. Please note that, due to a variety of factors, some functions could be added or changed without notice.

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