Pacific Controls opens Digital Business Hub in ME

Pacific Controls launches Digital Business Hub in partnership with WSO2.Telco

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Pacific Controls opens Digital Business Hub in ME Pacific Controls’ Dilip Rahulan and WSO2.Telco’s Kumi Thiruchelvam join forces to open Digital Business Hub in Middle East
By  Aasha Bodhani Published  March 29, 2016

Internet of Things provider Pacific Controls has announced its collaboration with WSO2.Telco, a digital enablement platform, to launch a Digital Business Hub in the Middle East.

The Digital Business Hub will provide "API as a Service" and is designed to enable enterprises and telecommunication companies to transform the way they engage in the digital ecosystem, and also contribute to Dubai's on-going transformation on becoming connected.

Dilip Rahulan, executive chairman and CEO at Pacific Controls said: "The Digital Business Hub will serve as the gateway for innovation, collaboration, entrepreneurial development. Users can experience access to various digital services in a new transformed engagement format which would enable quicker go-to-market strategy."

The Hub will be jointly owned by Pacific Controls and WSO2.Telco and will be hosted in Pacific Controls' Jebel Ali data centre. It will feature built-in APIs for operator network services, monetisation, and an identity gateway which is GSMA mobile connect compliant.

The aim of the Hub is to enable MNOs and enterprises to streamline the way they partner and do business by removing barriers that have made provisioning of digital services a slow and expensive process. Powered by WSO2.Telco's technology, the Digital Business Hub gives enterprises and developers a single point of integration, creating a simple, agile, monetisable digital services ecosystem aimed at connecting government services, enterprises and consumers across the Middle East region.

The Digital Business Hub will be offered on a subscription basis and will allow enterprises including MNOs to expose, and manage multiple network services via web-centric APIs - all at a fraction of the cost of legacy systems, with minimal upfront investment.

Kumi Thiruchelvam, CEO at WSO2.Telco added: "The Digital Business Hub will facilitate exposing of multiple third party APIs to accelerate digital innovation. While APIs are the life blood of the digital ecosystem, digital identity management, a key component of the solution, is essential to providing more and more services securely across multiple devices."

The Digital Business Hub has already found success in Singapore and India, which currently serve a combined total of over one billion mobile subscribers.

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