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DoCoMo to partner Tesla

Japanese telco, DoCoMo, has become the latest in a growing list of operators to secure a machine-to-machine (M2M) deal with electric car maker Tesla.

The Japanese operator will provide telematics, navigation, mobile communications, and in-car entertainment to drivers of Tesla’s Model S saloon car when it goes on sale this summer.

“Tesla selected DoCoMo after favourably 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,” said DoCoMo, in a statement on Tuesday. “DoCoMo is expanding its involvement with in-car infotainment telematics and intelligent transport systems that motoring subscribers will use for smarter, more convenient lives.”

Keen to offer a consistent customer experience in all the markets where its cars are sold, Tesla has been busy partnering with multinational operators for M2M services.

In April, Telefonica secured a contract to provide connectivity to Tesla vehicles in Germany, Spain and the U.K., and in the Netherlands using KPN’s network. And in November, TeliaSonera won a similar deal covering Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Latvia and Sweden.

Underpinning the services these telcos are providing are Jasper Wireless’ Connected Car Cloud and its M2M World Alliance, which are designed to simplify the deployment of multinational M2M services.

About David Jacobsen

David Jacobsen* (*his pen name) contributes regularly to Carnectiv. David is a senior manager in the technology sector, and has been Director and General Manager of a major company whose UK operation is part of HP. His current role involves driving the European technology and innovation strategy of a group of media businesses.

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