Saudi Arabian operator, Mobily, has signed a five-year partnership agreement with Pacific Controls, a provider of ICT managed services, to jointly offer machine-to-machine (M2M) energy management solutions for industries in Saudi Arabia.
The two companies will launch M2M services for sectors including energy and utilities, government, healthcare, financial services, and retail.
As part of the agreement, Mobily and Pacific Controls will develop a command and control centre in Riyadh, which will use the latest M2M technology platform.
The collaboration will benefit from Mobily's telecoms infrastructure and Pacific Controls' expertise in energy management, remote monitoring and control through M2M applications.
Dr. Marwan Al Ahmadi, chief business officer, Mobily, said that the partnership’s M2M services would help to reduce the carbon footprint of its customers.
Dilip Rahulan, executive chairman, Pacific Controls, said that he saw a “major opportunity” for M2M services in Saudi Arabia.”