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Japan's largest mobile network operator, NTT Docomo has set up Docomo Digital in London as a new global business operation that ""brings together key assets and capabilities to enable m-commerce for mobile network operators, digital and real-world service providers, merchants and regulators.""

NTT Docomo describes the business as ""an advanced mobile commerce ecosystem-enabling platform which aims to encourage financial inclusion for citizens worldwide by bringing together mobile network operators, digital and real-world merchants, financial services providers, regulators and other parties to make consumer transactions convenient, safe and with universal coverage.""

It says that Docomo Digital ""has created the tools and infrastructure to provide seamless mobile commerce solutions for ecosystem participants across the world,"" and that it ""actively addresses regulatory and commercial issues between parties and operates a global banking-grade technical platform on which mobile commerce ecosystems can be securely built and managed.""

The company is using expertise from its parent and from the acquisition of international mobile commerce providers and specialists, including Net Mobile and Buongiorno.

Docomo Digital supports stakeholders by building and operating digital media platforms and mobile payment services, such as direct carrier billing and mobile wallet, as well as offering technical support, mobile commerce consultancy and financial services through banking and e-money licenses. It says a number of global commerce partnerships have already begun, including projects with major carriers, retailers, content providers and social network platforms.