DOCOMO to Offer Japan's First eSIM for M2M Devices
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DOCOMO to Offer Japan's First eSIM for M2M Devices

Tokyo, June 27, 2014 - (JCN Newswire) - NTT DOCOMO, INC., a personalized mobile solutions provider for smarter living, announced today it will offer Japan's first Embedded Subscription Identity Module, or eSIM, a new type of SIM that works on mobile networks of various international operators, for M2M Devices. DOCOMO's eSIM, which is able to register phone numbers and other subscription-identity data of DOCOMO and other international operators in machine-to-machine (M2M) devices, such as connected automobiles, industrial equipment and many more, will be available to business customers from June 30.

Conventionally, connecting a M2M device to a local mobile network requires a SIM offered by the operator. DOCOMO's new eSIM, however, will enable a single embedded SIM to load subscriber identities issued by multiple mobile operators. This will simplify manufacturing and inventory-management tasks over operator-specific SIMs, a major advantage for transnational M2M enterprises and solution providers. Also, subscriber identities stored in the eSIM will be interchangeable as the user moves from country to country with their M2M device, leading to enhanced operability.

DOCOMO's eSIM will be available as a M2M solution for corporate customers using the docomo M2M Platform in Japan.

The eSIM is an emerging technology in the global M2M industry. DOCOMO, a member of GSMA, has been actively involved in the establishment of an eSIM global standard, which was officially released in December 2013. Going forward, DOCOMO is committed to offering advanced M2M services to support Japanese and international business customers.

About NTT DOCOMO

NTT DOCOMO is a world-leading mobile operator and growing provider of comprehensive services centered on mobility. The company serves over 60 million customers in Japan via advanced wireless networks, including a nationwide 3G network and one of the world's first commercial LTE networks. Leveraging its unique capabilities as a mobile operator, DOCOMO is a leading developer of cutting-edge technologies for NFC mobile payments, mobile GPS, mobile TV, intuitive mobile assistance, environmental monitoring, smart grids and much more. Overseas, the company provides technical and operational expertise to eight mobile operators and other partner companies. NTT DOCOMO is listed on the Tokyo (9437), London (NDCM) and New York (DCM) stock exchanges. Please visit www.nttdocomo.com for more information.

Contact:

Eijun Tanaka or So Hiroki
International PR
Public Relations Department
Tel:  +81-3-5156-1366    
Fax: +81-3-5501-3408
Website: www.nttdocomo.com

 


June 27, 2014
Source: NTT DOCOMO

NTT DOCOMO (TSE: 9437) (FTSE: NDCM) (U.S: DCM)

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