June 10, 2014
DOCOMO to Provide M2M Connectivity for Tesla Electric Vehicles in Japan
TOKYO, JAPAN, June 10, 2014 --- NTT DOCOMO, INC., a personalized mobile solutions provider for smarter living, announced today an agreement with Tesla Motors, Inc. to provide M2M connectivity and mobile communications support that will enable Tesla Model S drivers in Japan to enjoy in-car telematics for navigation using high-resolution maps, online music such as on-demand Internet radio, and much more via the vehicle's 17-inch touchscreen.
The delivery of the Tesla Model S, a cutting-edge electric vehicle incorporating Internet of Things (IoT) technology, will begin in Japan this summer.
Tesla selected DOCOMO after favorably evaluating its mobile network infrastructure's stable, extra-wide availability, including in downtown areas with skyscrapers and in mountainous regions, and extensive support for corporate customers. Tesla also was particularly impressed with DOCOMO's enterprise-tailored M2M platform that allows centralized management of M2M communications both in Japan and overseas.
DOCOMO is expanding its involvement with in-car infotainment telematics and Intelligent Transport Systems that motoring subscribers will use for smarter, more convenient lives.
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NTT DOCOMO provides innovative, convenient and secure mobile services that enable smarter living for each customer. The company serves over 63 million mobile 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) and New York (DCM) stock exchanges. Please visit https://www.nttdocomo.co.jp/english/ for more information.