Zain Group, a leading telecom innovator across eight markets in the Middle East and Africa, is partnering with Vodafone to deliver Machine-To-Machine (M2M) services to enterprise and public sector clients across the region.
The partnership focuses on a number of M2M application verticals, with special focus on smart metering solutions. According to Zain, Vodafone’s expertise in providing smart metering solutions is a key factor underpinning the partnership with the latter having led successful implementation of smart metering solutions in India, New Zealand, across Europe, and in the UK.
The M2M partnership between the two Operators represents a new and important milestone in Zain’s entry into the M2M space, tapping on Vodafone global M2M leadership, said Zain. Both companies have been working together for a number of years, and this development will allow Zain to leverage Vodafone’s experience and benefit from the opportunities offered by the exponential growth in M2M and the ‘Internet of Things’ across a variety of vertical sectors apart from smart metering, including automotive and asset tracking.