Ooredoo has expanded its managed connectivity platform to Qatar, therefore, implying that the service is now available in four countries namely Qatar, Kuwait, Indonesia and Tunisia. The telco is in ongoing discussions with several global companies in an attempt to position itself as an IoT leader.
Sheikh Saud bin Nasser Al Thani, group CEO, Ooredoo, said: “Ooredoo sees significant opportunities for working with device manufacturers and IoT solution providers across our footprint, since we provide a world-class network and unmatched local knowledge that enables the rapid deployment of IoT technology."
In 2015, Ooredoo launched Device Connection Platform in collaboration with Ericsson for customers in Indonesia, and later expanded it to other markets.
Ooredoo's Managed Connectivity solution IoT Connect includes a central control dashboard, IoT connect manager, which provides companies with a comprehensive overview of its IoT connectivity and gives them total control over the whole inventory. In addition, IoT connect comes with a selection of SIM cards with specially-adapted chips that can be used in harsh conditions.