Yokohama, Japan (Mar. 24, 2017) — JVCKENWOOD Corporation, a global leader in LMR communications solutions for Enterprise and Mission/Operation Critical organizations announced today that it has advanced its broadband strategy thru a financial investment in Sonim Technologies, the leading provider of ultra-rugged LTE handset technology and customer workforce applications for demanding and hazardous environments. JVCKENWOOD’s investment will accelerate the development of solutions that address the emerging LMR-to-LTE interoperability requirements for business and public safety user markets while providing a reliable broadband LTE platform for customer data applications. “Our investment in Sonim is one of the many steps on our path to bring the best broadband-based capabilities to our customers around the world,” explained Kaz Aigami, Public Service Sector COO of JVCKENWOOD. “Sonim is the acknowledged leader in ultra-rugged LTE B14 handsets for the enterprise and public-safety spaces, and we’re excited to partner with them.