Ovum MWC Comment: Jasper Wireless announces agreement with NTT DOCOMO

(PresseBox) (London, ) Today, Jasper Wireless announced an agreement with NTT DOCOMO to wirelessly connect machine-to-machine (M2M) and consumer electronics devices across Japan. In reaction, Jeremy Green, principal analyst at Ovum has the following comment:

"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.

"It's also worth noting that this a return to the M2M field for DoCoMo, which more or less "re-organised" 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 (our favourite was the home dinosaur robot). Consumer electronics has been the M2M dog that has so far refused to bark, with huge forecasts proving slow to materialise. 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."

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