“ThingWorx, a leading Internet of Things (IoT) platform provider, announced NTT DOCOMO, Japan’s largest mobile service provider, has partnered with ThingWorx and Nippon Systemware Co., Ltd (NSW) for its new M2M cloud solutions powered by the ThingWorx platform.
Serving more than 63 million customers, NTT DOCOMO operates a high-quality nationwide 3G network and one of the world’s first commercial LTE networks. ThingWorx collaborated with NSW, a partner in the ThingWorx global partner ecosystem, to power the DOCOMO M2M cloud solutions. Toami makes it possible for DOCOMO customers across a variety of industries to quickly develop M2M solutions that connect to communication devices and networks, display and manage data, and link to external services on a cloud server.
Because Toami is powered by ThingWorx, a non-programming platform, it can be implemented more quickly and inexpensively than conventional M2M cloud services which often require significant programming skills.”
It seems that the predictions discussed in this earlier post about Telco DNA has already been embraced by DOCOMO.
For carriers like DOCOMO, their OSS, BSS and M2M Management have the opportunity to leverage strengths such as provisioning, subscription, billing, integration, etc to support customer offerings that facilitate the long-tail of innovation in the IoT space through the simplicity of their user interface and sensor options.