Sep 21, 2021
stc and Dawiyat Integrated, signed a partnership agreement to cooperate in providing Internet of Things
stc and Dawiyat Integrated Telecommunications and Information Technology Company, fully owned subsidiary company of Saudi Electricity Company (SEC), will collaborate to further develop the Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystem in the country. stc network coverage and Dawiyat’s vision and digital capabilities will together help in building next generation IoT services.
This agreement will allow Dawiyat to use the data bandwidth and wireless stc network on wholesale basis hence enabling Dawiyat to offer a whole range of vertical solutions including those for the energy sector and Smart City services including smart metering, smart grid, connected cars, smart safety and security and health solutions to businesses and citizens.
The strategic collaboration will also enable Dawiyat to address complex IoT implementations for organizations in the country. These businesses will benefit from rapid application development features, reduced time to deployment and out of the box IoT analytics and dashboard to see the complete picture of their IoT data.
stc will provide Dawiyat with access to its mobile network including low power wide area (LPWA) technologies all over the Kingdom meeting the demand of connected devices. stc wide mobile network coverage will allow best wireless connectivity for indoor and outdoor sensors and devices to connect with Dawiyat robust IoT platforms, allowing customers to accelerate their IoT footprint expansion and transform their businesses. Mohammed Alabbadi, Chief Wholesale Officer at stc, said: We at stc are proud to build a community of VNOs (Virtual Network Operators) to meet the growing needs of customers in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. This agreement with Dawiyat Integrated comes in line with Vision 2030 of increasing digitization in the Saudi market by increasing IoT and M2M offerings in many industries.
Dr. Ahmed Sindi, CEO of Dawiyat Integrated, said: We are excited to strengthen our cooperation with STC. This agreement will help Dawiyat to create IoT capabilities and innovative solutions to serve our customers. Dawiyat’s platform will drive IoT across key industries like Energy, Government, Healthcare, Utilities, Manufacturing, Transport and Automotive. These companies will be able to track assets and improve logistics; and gather data from smart city applications to make peoples’ lives easier. They can also improve service for their customers by automating manual functions, from meter readings to security measures. The move will bolster Saudi Arabia’s IoT adoption across SMEs, large organizations, and the government. This reflects our efforts to enhance the Kingdom’s position as a regional innovation hub in support of Vision 2030.
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