Middle East Telecom firm Zain partners with Vodafone on M2M services

May 12, 2015: The Middle East based telecommunication service provider Zain have announced that, in partnership with Vodafone they will offer machine-to-machine (M2M) services to enterprises and government across the region.
The two telecom giants have been working together from last three years, and this latest partnership will allow Zain to gain benefits from Vodafone's experience and opportunities offered by the exponential growth in M2M and 'Internet of Things' across the various key areas such as automative, asset tracking and smart metering.

In a press release, the company says that Vodafone's expertise in providing smart metering solutions is a key factor underpinning the relationship. Vodafone making a huge impact executing successful projects globally including India, New Zealand, across Europe and UK. 

M2M are set to reshape the way enterprises will run, making machines connects wirelessly to the internet, transforming them into intelligent devices that exchange real time information. This will make the business work smarter keeping customers more happier.

"The roll-out of M2M services to our enterprise and individual customers is an important part of our strategic direction in creating a smarter world. The world is only just starting to appreciate the huge potential that comes from the real time monitoring and analysis of Internet of Things and M2M traffic and the potential benefits of M2M to the communities we serve is far-reaching. Through this partnership with Vodafone, Zain will deliver M2M services to end-users in a cost effective and scalable manner," says CEO of Zain Group Scott Gegenheimer.

Erik Brenneis, Director of M2M, Vodafone in a statement said: "M2M is the foundation for the Internet of Things and we are looking forward to supporting Zain and its customers to deliver world class M2M services. There is a huge opportunity for new M2M applications across a whole range of market sectors from connected cars and smart homes to mHealth." 

Zain will set to roll out M2M services in the second half of 2015 starting from Kuwait on its 4G LTE network, followed by other countries across the region.

Source: Zain Press Release

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