Japan Mobile Service Provider to Make Available IoT Solution to 65 Million Customers
NEEDHAM, Mass. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 6, 2015 — PTC (Nasdaq: PTC) and NTT DOCOMO, INC., Japan’s largest mobile service provider, today announced the companies are expanding their relationship to extend the use of the ThingWorx® IoT Development Platform at DOCOMO in order to streamline use of cloud-based IoT platforms. Serving more than 65 million mobile customers, DOCOMO operates a high-quality nationwide LTE networks.
PTC and DOCOMO will continue to jointly market IoT solutions that are specifically developed for the Japanese market. ThingWorx will provide its IoT development platform for DOCOMO cloud-based software, taking advantage of its connectivity and communication technology to implement IoT solutions. Together with Nippon Systemware, a Tokyo-based system integrator with a proven track record in software and hardware development, the companies will deliver solutions that customers can use, utilizing the DOCOMO high-quality, nationwide mobile network to serve the specific needs of its individual business customers.
“The extension of our business relationship with DOCOMO is a great opportunity for businesses that want a single source for device, network and IoT solutions,” said Russ Fadel, president, ThingWorx, a PTC Business. “We look forward to continue working with DOCOMO to drive business value in the emerging IoT market.”
ThingWorx offers an innovative platform for rapidly developing and deploying applications to realize the opportunity and value presented by the Internet of Things economy. The ThingWorx simplified and unified approach to IoT applications enables companies to iteratively innovate business processes significantly faster than conventional methods and tools, thus accelerating time to value, reducing cost and risk, and transforming how products, people, and systems connect and interact.
“The ThingWorx technology enables us to rapidly generate applications that are easily extended and modified through the lifecycle of the service, giving us the ability to quickly respond to the demands of our business customers,” said Naoki Tani, managing director, M2M business department, NTT DOCOMO. “We look forward to continuing our work with PTC to offer our business customers this joint, next generation IoT solution.”
PTC and DOCOMO expect to offer business customers customizable solutions that will seamlessly integrate applications, networks and devices, helping them to transform their businesses in the IoT market.
The ThingWorx partner ecosystem offers a wide range of applications, pre-integrated software components, and skills providing the necessary building blocks required to rapidly design, build, deploy and manage IoT applications. Comprised of components that are built by ThingWorx, ThingWorx partners, third party developers, and independent hardware and software vendors, these offerings add value to all members of the IoT value chain by delivering the technology, tools and expertise to implement IoT solutions.
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PTC (Nasdaq: PTC) is a global provider of technology platforms and enterprise applications for smart and connected products, operations, and systems. PTC’s enterprise applications serve manufacturers and other businesses that create, operate and service products. Led by its award winning ThingWorx application enablement platform, PTC’s platform technologies help companies deliver new value emerging from the Internet of Things. An early pioneer in Computer Aided Design (CAD) software, PTC today employs more than 6,000 professional serving more than 28,000 businesses worldwide.
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