Secure, Cost-performance Solutions for Global & Cross-Border M2M Businesses with Arcstar Universal One Mobile.
NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com), the ICT solutions and international communications business within the NTT Group (NYSE:NTT), announced today a significant addition to its global portfolio — a secure globally available mobile service for machine-to-machine (M2M) communication, which the company is rolling out in Hong Kong and Thailand on January 30 and then in other worldwide markets in a scheduled rollout over the upcoming months. The service, Arcstar Universal One Mobile, combines globally integrated mobile networks with NTT Com’s Arcstar Universal One world-class virtual private network to realize highly economical and secure M2M connection.
NTT Com, which has a proven track record of offering M2M solutions and well-established relationships with M2M business partners in Japan. The company will now leverage its expertise to help customers worldwide exploit the full potential of M2M.
M2M communications using mobile connections are being increasingly deployed around the world to collect data from sensors and other devices for innovative new businesses, such as monitoring the operational status of exported machinery and vehicles and managing cross-border supply chains. It is not easy, however, for enterprises to arrange the necessary M2M connections in each global business location. They must sign contracts for mobile connectivity in each country, then manage these connections and ensure that the necessary security measures are deployed.
NTT Com, in the face of these growing needs, is now launching a service that enables enterprises to access, operate and manage mobile connections around the world, as well as centrally manage these connections through a convenient web portal. The solution essentially resolves all of the issues enterprises have in regard to introducing, managing and protecting the security of their mobile communications for global M2M operations.
- Global Coverage with high cost performance : Arcstar Universal One Mobile offers the global M2M footprint vital to global and cross-border M2M business. Low-cost data and SMS services will be available through partner mobile networks in about 200 countries, including APAC and major industrial nations, where the M2M / IoT market is expected to grow. By offering a global SIM that is pre-provisioned and ready to use, NTT Com will reduce the complexity of installing and deploying M2M businesses.
- Secure and Seamless Cloud Connection : Arcstar Universal One Mobile connects directly to the mobile networks of NTT Com partners, so data from devices is transmitted securely without going across the Internet. Seamless, secure connection to NTT Com’s cloud computing service for M2M data storage and application development will be provided at no additional cost. Diagram.
- Business Portal : The NTT Communications Business Portal, a free web portal site for corporate users, enables them to confirm SIM status, including activation/suspension and traffic logs, for efficient operation and management of M2M business. The portal also enables users to check operational information concerning NTT Com Cloud and Arcstar Universal One service resources. Diagram.