Zain Forms M2M Partnership with Vodafone to Leverage Smart Metering Solutions

Zain Forms M2M Partnership with Vodafone to Leverage Smart Metering Solutions Image Credit: Zain

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.

Scott Gegenheimer, CEO of Zain Group
 Through this partnership with Vodafone, Zain will deliver M2M services to end-users in a cost-effective and scalable manner.” Gegenheimer continued, “Zain is transforming to become a digital services provider, and the development of M2M services forms a key building block within this conversion. Our planned entry into the provision of smart city solutions and enterprise services will help us achieve our revenue growth projections, with many of these activities falling under our Zain Digital Frontier and Innovation initiative.

Erik Brenneis, Director of M2M, Vodafone
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.

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

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