Ooredoo has become the first telecommunication member in Oman and the GCC to join the LoRa Alliance, a non-profit association driven to enable the global success of Internet-of-things (IoT).
The membership will allow the company to collaborate with other IoT service providers, chip manufacturers, solution developers and other businesses serving the industry’s requirement to push the technology forward.
Sultan bin Ahmed Al-Wahaibi, chief business and wholesale officer at Ooredoo said: “By 2020, it is predicted that there will be almost 31 billion connected devices. The Internet-of-Things is already transforming the world and Ooredoo is committed to providing our customers an easier, more convenient and smarter life though our growing range of devices and solutions. This is an important milestone to helping us achieve the national expansion of IoT.
“We are taking active measures in adopting this technology that is underpinned by the strength of the Ooredoo network with the help of LoRa Alliance, one of the front runners in this kind of digital innovation. This membership will give our customers the greatest possible reach in regards to IoT services that will enrich their lives”.
Creating a global membership across 41 counties, LoRa Alliance acts as a forum for collaboration opportunities and sharing experiences to enable the success of the LoRa protocol, LoRaWAN.