NTT Docomo prepares Japan for IoT

Sonal Desai
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AMSTERDAM: NTT Docomo, the largest mobile operator in Japan, has enabled connectivity for Internet of Things (IoT) applications, for 65 million subscribers in the country.


The Japanese IoT and Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communication market is estimated to grow from $11.34 billion in 2014 to $41.61 billion by 2019 due to increasing demand for smart infrastructure and fully managed network appliances.

The IoT applications will enable Japanese businesses to collect real-time information on mission-critical systems, better manage their networks and logistics and remotely perform intelligent operations, for increased efficiency and reliability, the company said in a prepared statement.

Helping the company in its endeavor for digital security is Gemalto. Docomo is using Gemalto's Cinterion Machine Identification Module (MIM) which complies with industry standards and requirements of the Japanese market.

Besides, it is also leveraging Gemalto's operating system for memory management, data retention and one million erase/write cycles, which extend the lifespan of the device and prevent service disruptions.

"We have a long standing relationship with NTT Docomo, which includes Japan's first (LTE) wireless connectivity in 2010, and more recently, the NFC deployment," said Michael Au, President South Asia and Japan, Gemalto. "With our advanced MIMs now, NTT Docomo will be able to leverage their LTE networks to further expand their portfolio to other M2M applications in industrial and automotive sectors."

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