|[March 10, 2014]
Mobily and Jasper Go Live in Saudi Arabia
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. & RIYADH, Saudi Arabia --(Business Wire)--
Mobily, one of the leading communications companies in KSA, along
with Jasper Wireless (News - Alert), the leading connected devices platform powering
the mobile Internet of Things, today announced the availability of
services to wirelessly connect machine-to-machine (M2M) and consumer
electronics devices in Saudi Arabia.
The number of wireless M2M connections in the Middle East is forecast to
rise to 119.7 million by the end of 2016, according to research by
industry analyst firm Visiongain. Mobily is launching its commercial
services at a time of significant growth in the IoT market in the
region, with businesses adopting M2M services across multiple sectors
including the construction industry - with heating, ventilation and
air-conditioning (HVAC) and security systems - utilities, m-health and
connected vehicles. Jasper is providing Mobily with the flexibility and
ease of implementation to deliver the necessary applications and
services to profitably connect and manage a range of embedded wireless
devices across Mobily's key vertical markets.
"With a 40 percent market share, Mobily has an excellent presence in the
MENA region - a region itself that has enviable growth rates and
potential, particularly for M2M communications," said Cindy Patterson,
Chief Revenue Officer, Jasper. "Working across multiple markets, the
cloud-based delivery model is critical to Mobily's ability to quickly
launch commercial services and capitalize on the rapid growth potential
in the market. Mobily is well placed now with the necessary applications
and services to accelerate its offerings to businesses looking to
exploit the growth in IoT services globally."
"Working across such a range of vertical markets, from automotive and
healthcare to construction and utilities, requires a level of
flexibility and scalability that only a cloud-based platform can
deliver," said Dr. Marwan Al Ahmadi, Chief Business Officer at Mobily.
"The Jasper IoT platform not only delivers all thi, but also the added
benefit of a network-effect, giving us access to enterprise customers
already live and delivering M2M services and our customers the ability
to reach global markets with one platform. We are pleased to work with
the company that is the number one choice for businesses around the
world as they look to take advantage of new IoT opportunities."
The deployment and launch of M2M services in Saudi Arabia by Mobily is
aligned with the Etisalat Group M2M strategy of creating synergies
between the Etisalat Group subsidiaries.
To achieve market success in a phenomenally fast-growing connected
devices ecosystem, enterprises depend on their operator to enable them
to find the right business models to service different verticals and
consumers globally. Jasper has developed the applications and services
that support highly flexible business models as well as the automation
of operational processes, including custom device provisioning, instant
activation, real-time diagnostic tools and detailed billing and usage
reports, ensuring a superior out-of-box end-user experience.
Mobily joins a growing list of other Jasper Wireless operator partners
including AT&T (News - Alert), América Móvil, NTT DOCOMO, Telefónica, VimpelCom, KPN,
SingTel, Telenor, Etisalat, Telstra, Rogers and more. With this Mobily
also becomes part of the M2M World Alliance providing the benefit of
leveraging the reach of the largest M2M partnership.
About Jasper Wireless Inc.
Jasper Wireless enables enterprises and mobile network operators around
the world with the platform and services to serve the emerging Internet
of Things (IoT) and machine-to-machine (M2M) markets. The cloud-based
Jasper platform is widely recognized as the first choice for
enterprises. To date over 2000 enterprises have standardized on the
Jasper platform across 18 mobile operator groups worldwide. Using the
company's unique cloud-based technology, network operators and
enterprises can scale their deployment of connected devices quickly and
profitably globally. Mobile operators leveraging the Jasper IoT Platform
include AT&T, Telefónica, América Móvil (News - Alert), NTT DOCOMO, KPN, VimpelCom,
SingTel, Etisalat, Telstra, Rogers, and more. Founded in 2005, Jasper
Wireless is a privately held company based in Mountain View, Calif. For
more information, visit www.jasperwireless.com
or follow us on Twitter (News - Alert) @JasperWireless.
For Jasper career opportunities, visit http://www.jasperwireless.com/company/careers.html
Mobily, the brand name of Etihad Etisalat, took its first step in
becoming the Kingdom's monopoly-breaking mobile operator when it won a
tender against five other competing consortiums in the summer of 2004.
Mobily paid SAR 12.21 billion for its GSM license and paid a subsequent
SAR 753.75 million for its 3G license in early 2005. Mobily listed on
Tadawul (the Saudi stock market) in December 2004 with an initial public
offering (IPO), that was 51 times oversubscribed and had approximately
4.3 million subscribers.
Market leadership, highlights
1. Mobily was the World's first operator to launch TD-LTE (News - Alert)
2. Has largest active HSPA base in the Middle East and North Africa
3. Mobily Mobile Broadband subscriber 8.7 Million by end of Year 2011
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