NTT DoCoMo, the Japanese telco, has taken an equity position in Thailand’s LBS vendor, MappointAsia. NTT DoCoMo now holds 18 per cent of the equity in the company. Intergraph and Mitsui also have a stake. MappointAsia has several lines of business. It is a software distributor, notably of Intergraph software. It also provides hardware and software for building tracking and navigation applications. It also sells its own in-vehicle mapping systems and its own vehicle and mobile phone tracking technology. In Thailand, Advance Information Services, the mobile phone operator, is MappointAsia’s LBS partner.