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Etisalat expands M2M deal

UAE-based telco group expands its long-standing partnership with NetComm Wireless Limited

M2M promises to be a huge growth area for telecom operators in the region.
M2M promises to be a huge growth area for telecom operators in the region.

Etisalat Group, which is wowing visitors with its spectacular stand at GITEX TECHNOLOGY WEEK, has expanded its long-standing partnership with NetComm Wireless Limited to deliver wireless Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communication technologies to Etisalat’s vertical market customers across its global footprint.

The agreement extends NetComm Wireless’ M2M product portfolio to the operations of Etisalat Group in fifteen countries. The new arrangement will provide widespread access to M2M solutions designed to increase efficiencies and enable new services in areas such as smart metering, mHealth, digital signage, transportation and security.

“We are committed to M2M and this agreement with NetComm Wireless will help us extend our capabilities in the area of M2M Gateways which is an important component in most M2M solutions,” says Mr Khalifa Al Shamsi, Chief Digital Services Officer, Etisalat Group.

Etisalat is also offering end-to-end M2M solutions including a group of fleet management solutions in many of its operations, Emirates Energy Star for building energy management in the UAE and a health care solution in Saudi Arabia. In addition to these applications, Etisalat Operations power a lot of solutions in automotive, utilities, home monitoring, security and logistics with its M2M managed connectivity.

“This contract takes our partnership with Etisalat to a new level, and reflects our shared commitment to accelerating M2M deployments throughout the region. We are pleased to strengthen collaboration that combines Etisalat’s extensive network coverage with NetComm Wireless’ innovative M2M technologies to deliver the business benefits of M2M to Etisalat’s customers,” said Mr David Stewart, Managing Director and CEO, NetComm Wireless.