Lte | 2019-07-09

IIJ to Offer Its Full MVNO Services to Motorola Solutions' Broadband Wireless Service

Source: The Critical Communications Review | Gert Jan Wolf editor

Internet Initiative Japan Inc., one of Japan's leading Internet access and network solutions providers, announced that its IIJ Mobile Service/Type I will be used as the telecommunications infrastructure for Motorola Solutions' broadband wireless service.

In May 2019, Motorola Solutions has launched in Japan its WAVE™ Broadband Push-To-Talk (WAVE™ BB PTT) wireless service, which uses wide-area networks. Using broadband networks eliminates the need for wireless permits and base stations, and removes distance and network access limitations for users that are an issue for conventional enterprise wireless solutions. The realization of low-cost PTT communication that links all regions in Japan makes it easy for transport, manufacturing, and warehousing businesses to implement this solution across vast areas.

Motorola Solutions highly valued the following features that leverage the benefits of a full MVNO when it adopted IIJ's service for its WAVE™ BB PTT network.

Allows performance testing in overseas locations

IIJ Mobile Service/Type I supports international roaming, so Motorola Solutions can locally test connections and operability before shipping products, even when its product development centers or production facilities are overseas. IIJ also offers a SIM life-cycle management function, which allows users to remotely activate and suspend their SIMs, thereby enabling Motorola Solutions to suspend lines after confirming operations or during warehousing, and to manage activation and billing initialization when shipping from domestic warehouses or delivering to the end user.

Optimizes communication costs by controlling the timing of service activation

With its SIM life-cycle management function, IIJ's service allows users to curb communication costs by suspending SIMs when they are not in use. Additionally, with its packet-sharing payment plan, through which all lines on a contract share a predetermined high-speed data transmission capacity instead of a per-line (per-SIM) charge, the service enables the equalization and optimization of communication costs.

Ensures security through IMEI authentication

IIJ Mobile Service offers IMEI (a fixed identifier allocated to each device) authentication which permits communications only when a device's IMEI matches its registered identification. This feature lets users manage strict security policies that do not allow for communications when users put other SIM cards in other devices.

IIJ, by leveraging its position as a full MVNO, will continue to actively develop new business models and support its clients' businesses across all industries that use IoT.