DoCoMo M2M deal is 'good win' for Jasper, says Ovum

Staff writer
02 Mar 2012
00:00

The machine-to-machine (M2M) partnership between NTT DoCoMo and Jasper Wireless is a “god win” for Jasper, a research analyst said.

Recently, Jasper Wireless announced an agreement with DoCoMo to wirelessly connect machine-to-machine (M2M) and consumer electronics devices across Japan.

“This is a good win for Jasper – it shows that it continues to win Tier One operators as customers. This adds a major AP player to its stable, confirming its status as a fully global M2M platform player. This is especially important as some of the own-platform operators are beginning to win some big global deals,” said Jeremy Green, principal analyst at Ovum.

The analyst added that “it’s also worth noting that this a return to the M2M field for DoCoMo, which more or less re-organized its M2M unit out of existence back in 2004, despite a great deal of initial enthusiasm for M2M that included a wide range of consumer-oriented product concepts.”

“Consumer electronics has been the M2M dog that has so far refused to bark, with huge forecasts proving slow to materialize. No-one could fail to notice that many of the global consumer electronics vendors are Japanese, and the re-entry of DoCoMo into the market could be the shot in the arm that this segment of the M2M market needs,”Green said.

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