DoCoMo, GE collaborate on industrial IoT

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NTT DoCoMo and GE Energy Japan have signed a MoU to jointly develop a new Internet of Things (IoT) solution specifically for industrial.

Under the partnership, DoCoMo's communication module will be integrated with GE Digital Energy’s MDS Orbit Platform, a wireless router for industrial equipment.

This will allow enterprise and local governments to collect and analyze real-time operational data, such as temperature and vibration, from infrastructure equipment.

Specifically, the solution will provide data for remote areas on roads and bridges, plants, electricity, gas, and water, DoCoMo said in a statement.

The data can be sent to DoCoMo’s IoT cloud platform, called “Toami”, and used to prevent operational failures and preserve aging facilities.

 “With the cloud platform, customers will be able to receive added value instantly without having to make any additional capital investments,” DoCoMo said in the statement.

The partnership with GE is part of DoCoMo’s ‘+d’ (pronounced 'plus D') initiative to extend the Japanese cellco’s reach into new ecosystems through collaborative relationships.

The move is DoCoMo’s latest attempt to extend its IoT offerings. DoCoMo, which recently revamped its business structure to drive new growth, has tapped Gemalto to enable connectivity for IoT applications.

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