NTT DoCoMo selects Gemalto for IoT

NTT DoCoMo selects Gemalto for IoT

NTT DoCoMo has selected digital security provider Gemalto to enable connectivity for internet of things (IoT) applications.

NTT DoCoMo is Japan’s largest mobile operator with approximately 65 million subscribers, and Gemalto will provide the company with its Cinterion Machine Identification Module (MIM).

Gemalto’s MIM complies with all industry standards and is designed to provide optimised memory management and data retention, as well as extend the lifespan of IoT devices and prevent service disruptions.

“We have a long-standing relationship with NTT DoCoMo, which includes Japan’s first LTE mobile connectivity in 2010, and more recently, the NFC deployment,” said Michael Au, president of South Asia and Japan at 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.”

Gemalto expects Japan’s IoT and M2M communications market to grow from $11.34 billion in 2014 to $41.61 billion by 2019. Higher quality IoT applications are expected to enable Japanese businesses to collect real-time information of mission-critical systems, better manage their networks as well as remotely perform intelligent operations for increased efficiency and reliability.

NTT DoCoMo launched its M2M platform in Japan in December 2012