Zain and Vodafone extend M2M agreement

Operators to continue delivering M2M services across the region
Scott Gegenheimer, Group CEO at Zain.
Scott Gegenheimer, Group CEO at Zain.

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Zain Group has expand its agreement with Vodafone to deliver Machine-To-Machine (M2M) services to Enterprise and Government sectors across the region.

Scott Gegenheimer, CEO of Zain Group, commented: “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 the 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.”

“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,” he added.

Erik Brenneis, director of M2M at Vodafone, 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.”

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