NTT Docomo to be Japan's First Mobile Operator to Offer a Global M2M Platform

By Shankar Pandiath December 06, 2012

NTT Docomo, a provider of integrated services in the field of mobility, recently announced that it would be Japan’s first mobile operator to offer an integrated global enterprise platform for communication lines of wireless machine-to-machine systems. It has further announced that the global M2M platform will be available beginning December 6.

This advanced M2M global platform will manage the communication lines not only through Docomo’s mobile network, including international roaming, but also via operators located outside Japan.

The new offering from NTT Docomo will utilize the M2M platform of Jasper Wireless, a reputable U.S based company, having a proven track record of delivering highly scalable and efficient wireless machine-to-machine infrastructure to the leading telecommunications carriers worldwide. At the same time, Docomo adds the latest features to the M2M platform, initiating convenient and simple Web interface. This includes:

  •       Native activation and de-activation of communication lines
  •        Efficient monitoring of communication and data usage fees, real-time
  •        Basic diagnosis of standard communication failures

The new service from Docomo, the M2M platform, will efficiently and smoothly connect the M2M communication lines in more than 200 countries with a unified and scalable Web interface. This efficient interface can be combined with effective M2M solutions to cater to the diverse needs of corporate customers in terms of worldwide management of construction and vehicle machinery fleets. At the same time, the traditional M2M platforms also need to be customized to diverse local mobile operator’s communication line, thus, facilitating the need for a separate platform in every country. With the new and advanced M2M platform from Docomo, customers can easily eliminate the cost and hassle of operating multiple M2M platforms.

Earlier this year, Docomo entered into an agreement with Jasper Wireless, a connected devices platform for consumer electronics and M2M, to wirelessly connect M2M and consumer electronics devices across Japan. Jasper provides Docomo with the necessary services and applications to accelerate its market penetration into a new category of connected devices on its network, and henceforth, connect and mange a wide range of embedded wireless devices. Jasper has the potential to deliver applications in a variety of M2M connections, including consumer electronics, telematics, and m-health among few.

As M2M devices and consumer electronics come into the market with embedded connectivity, the market success depends largely on finding the right business model that can service diverse consumers and verticals globally. Docomo, in association with Jasper Wireless, has integrated different applications and services that can support the highly flexible business models and also automate the operational process. This includes instant activation, custom device provisioning, detailed usage and billing reports, and real-time diagnostic tools that ensure an efficient out of the box user experience.

Edited by Brooke Neuman

IoTevolutionworld Contributor

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