Accenture will establish and operate a remote test centre at the University of Aizu in Fukushima Prefecture
Accenture and NTT DOCOMO have partnered to offer DOCOMO-affiliated content providers a remote, self-verification operational testing service for content developed for smartphones.
Under the agreement, Accenture will establish and operate a remote test centre at the University of Aizu in Fukushima Prefecture and NTT DOCOMO will provide information on the devices, including the latest models, and a working network environment for the operational testing of software on the devices through the centre.
Accenture said the services provided by the two companies are expected to deliver cost savings and contribute to the development of better quality content for smartphones by providing an efficient development environment.
DOCOMO’s "dmenu", a portal for smartphone entertainment and services, will contain many examples of content developed in this new environment.
Accenture Management Consulting growth platform senior executive Arata Shimizu said by combining NTT DOCOMO’s information on the latest devices and its working network environment with Accenture’s remote test capabilities, Accenture is confident the service will significantly reduce some of the issues that content providers face in dealing with the rapid growth of smartphone platforms.
"Together with NTT DOCOMO, we hope to accelerate the production of advanced content for the Japanese market," said Shimizu.