Killed off by NTT DoCoMo: NB-IoT still kicking globally, but for how long?

Japan’s telco, NTT DoCoMo, shut down its NarrowBand-IoT (NB-IoT) network on March 31st. Coming barely a year after NTT’s services were launched,  Jeremy Cowan editorial director of IoT Now turned to industry watchers for their views on the decision and what lies ahead for NB-IoT.

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NGMN gathers global operators for briefing on industry use cases building on 5G

The Next Generation Mobile Networks (NGMN) Alliance brought together several global operators to showcase 5G use cases beyond mobile broadband at its press and industry briefing at Mobile World Congress.

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Continental, Ericsson, Nissan, NTT DOCOMO, OKI and Qualcomm Technologies join forces to host C-V2X trials in Japan in 2018

Continental, Ericsson, Nissan, NTT DOCOMO, INC., OKI and Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, announced plans to carry out their first Cellular Vehicle-to-Everything (C-V2X) trials in Japan.

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Matsui MFG., DOCOMO and DOCOMO ASIA to demonstrate mobile-connected IoT platform for plastic-molding manufacturing

Matsui MFG. Co., Ltd., NTT DOCOMO, INC. and NTT DOCOMO ASIA Pte. Ltd. announced that they will launch a proof-of-concept demonstration of an IoT platform for plastic-molding operations using a mold-temperature controller equipped with sensors and connected to a mobile communications network,

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DOCOMO initiates multi-party 5G trial for connected cars

NTT DOCOMO, Inc. announced that in a trial of 5G technologies for automobiles, which it conducted jointly with Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota), Ericsson and Intel Corporation (Intel), it achieved data speeds of up to 1 Gbps for 4K-resolution video communications with a vehicle traveling at 30 km/h. The technology will be demonstrated at the National

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DOCOMO carrier billing now available for App Store, Apple Music, iTunes and iBooks purchases

NTT DOCOMO customers are now able to pay for App Store, Apple Music, iTunes and iBooks purchases across Apple devices via carrier billing — providing a safe, secure and versatile payment method to meet Japan’s growing demand for digital entertainment.

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Open collaboration will help bring about a single 5G standard, says Huawei’s Ding

At the FT-ETNO Summit held in Brussels, Huawei executive director and Products & Solutions president Ryan Ding said, “5G will be one of the cornerstones of industry digitalisation. A single global standard is vital.”

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NTT DOCOMO approves Altair’s FourGee-1160 chipset for use on nationwide network

LTE chipset provider Altair Semiconductor reported that its FourGee-1160 chipset has successfully completed chipset interoperability testing (IoT) on the network of NTT DOCOMO, Inc., Japan’s largest mobile services provider.

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Sequans’ Cat 1 LTE completes interoperability testing with NTT DOCOMO

Sequans Communications S.A. announced successful completion of interoperability testing of Sequans’ Calliope Cat 1 LTE chipset with NTT DOCOMO, Inc. Japan’s mobile operator.

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Mobile industry embraces new GSMA Embedded SIM specification to speed Internet of Things growth

October 13, 2014, Dubai, UAE: Leading mobile operators, SIM vendors and module manufacturers are now deploying solutions that comply with a new specification, GSMA Embedded SIM, designed to accelerate provisioning of machine-to-machine (M2M) services. New research suggests that the deployment will grow the M2M market by 34% by 2020. 

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DOCOMO to launch global M2M platform

NTT DOCOMO, one of Japan’s mobile operators and provider of integrated services centred on mobility, announced that it will become Japan’s first mobile operator to offer a global enterprise platform for the communication lines of wireless machine-to-machine (M2M) systems beginning December 6.

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Global group of 7 network operators agree to co-operate in M2M

Amsterdam, The Hague, Madrid, Melbourne, Singapore, Tokyo, Toronto. July 10, 2012 — Seven tier one mobile and fixed line operators – KPN, NTT DOCOMO, Rogers, SingTel, Telefónica, Telstra and Vimpelcom – have formed an alliance to collaborate on their M2M businesses.

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Mobile operator data shows steady M2M subscriber growth in Q1 2012, says Berg Insight

Gothenburg, Sweden. May 25, 2012 – New market data from Berg Insight shows a sustained strong momentum for wireless M2M communication in the first quarter of 2012. According to figures disclosed by leading global mobile operators, the number of machines using cellular communication continues to grow at a high rate

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NTT DOCOMO and Jasper Wireless partner to power M2M in Japan

 Jasper Wireless has just announced an agreement with NTT DOCOMO to wirelessly connect machine-to-machine (M2M) and consumer electronics devices, across Japan. 

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