Mobily and Jasper Wireless partner to power M2M in Saudi Arabia

Telecom Lead America: Mobily has signed an agreement with Jasper Wireless to wirelessly connect machine-to-machine (M2M) and consumer electronics devices in Saudi Arabia.

Mobily is one of the leading communications companies in KSA, while Jasper Wireless is the leading connected devices platform for machine-to-machine (M2M) and consumer electronics.

Jasper Wireless will provide Mobily with the necessary applications and services to profitably connect and manage a range of embedded wireless devices across myriad verticals. This includes including automotive telematics and infotainment, consumer electronics, smart metering and building automation.

Jasper Wireless platform is a cloud-based solution that will enable Mobily to quickly and at low cost connect devices across its network.

“Mobily is a rapidly growing mobile operator in the MENA region with impressive market share and the opportunity for it to capitalize on industry demand for M2M communications is ripe, particularly in the automotive vertical,” said Cindy Patterson, chief revenue officer, Jasper Wireless.

With an increased number of devices with embedded connectivity entering the market everyday, market success depends on finding the right business models to service different verticals and consumers globally.

Jasper Wireless has developed the applications and services suitable for highly flexible business models. It supports 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.

Other than Mobily, Jasper Wireless operator partners include AT&T, América Móvil, NTT DOCOMO, Telefónica, VimpelCom, KPN, SingTel, Etisalat, Telstra, Rogers, CSL and more.

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