The Middle East is embracing the Internet of Things as it expands its focus on sustainability and smart technologies
Ingenu, which delivers purpose-built IoT connectivity through its Machine Network, and consulting services company MEC Telematik, are providing IoT connectivity across the Gulf Cooperation Council states.
MEC Telematik has decades of experience in building networks in the Middle East, Africa and around the world, with involvement in nearly 100 projects to date. The company has developed strategic partnerships with leading vendors, government agencies and other organisations and has been affiliated with the GCC since 2003.
With a track record of success with telecommunications industry leaders such as Etisalat, STC, Du, Qtel and Zain, MEC Telematik is well positioned to deploy Ingenu’s Random Phase Multiple Access Technology (RPMA) as the de facto standard for IoT connectivity in the Middle East.
When launched, the Middle Eastern network will be the world’s largest multi-country M2M/IoT network serving the countries of Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates (UAE), Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain, Oman, Jordan and others.
It will provide affordable and reliable connectivity for applications such as asset tracking, logistics, environmental monitoring and smart city, among others. MEC Telematik will fund and undertake the build-out of the Machine Network which will be largely completed by the end of 2017.
“The Middle East is embracing the Internet of Things faster than any other region as it expands its focus on sustainability and smart technologies,” said Fred Wohl, CEO of MEC Telematik. “We selected Ingenu because its network is specifically designed for machine connectivity and we are thrilled to bring RPMA to countries in the Middle East, and serve the myriad of IoT opportunities that are ideally suited for this innovative technology.”
Ingenu is currently building out its Machine Network in the US and is on pace to have over 100 major metropolitan areas covered by the end of 2017. The company is also partnering with global companies, such as MEC Telematik, to build nationwide public networks specifically for IoT traffic in their respective countries.
It is also working with telecom operator Datorá Telecomunicações Ltda to launch its Machine Network in Brazil. Datorá will deploy the Machine Network throughout Brazil, with expected completion in late 2018.
The network will be integrated with its IoT Connectivity Abstraction Layer Solution (IoT CAL Solution), which allows different types of seamless connectivity for its clients.
The initial RPMA roll-out will be in the State of Minas Gerais, Brazil’s third-largest state in terms of GDP and home of the headquarters of CODEMIG (Companhia de Desenvolvimento de Minas Gerais), a company responsible for significant economic development in the State and a Datora Mobile shareholder.
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