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OT, Etisalat partner to launch IoT services in Egypt

By , ITWeb
Egypt , 25 Feb 2016

OT, Etisalat partner to launch IoT services in Egypt

Embedded security software company Oberthur Technologies (OT) has announced that it will collaborate with telecommunications service provider Etisalat for a launch of M2M and IoT services in Egypt.

Etisalat will enable its enterprise customers to launch new M2M and IoT services relying on OT's M-­Sense solution, a software platform enabling fast service deployment according to the agreement which is an outcome of a Frame Agreement by the two companies in July last year.

"The project aims to deliver a tailored and modular solution enabling selected local ecosystem partners to leverage the platform's ready-­‐made components and use existing application frameworks. These components include sensor data visualisation, reporting, business rules and off-­the-­shelf applications in order to further build customised applications," disclosed OT in its announcement.

M-­Sense secures collection, visualisation and real-­time management of various IoT data from any M2M device and controls remotely connected enterprise assets in real time. OT says the solution will enable Etisalat to accelerate the deployment of vertical applications.

Etisalat Chief Business Officer Khaled Rabie says OT is a long-term partner at Etisalat and already supplies SIM cards and secure mission-critical software platforms. "Moving from quality of service era to quality of life one is our approach in Etisalat Misr. Our IoT solutions will dramatically improve energy efficiency, security, logistics, education and many other aspects of everyday things. OT's solution for IoT application enablement and M2M device management will help us to drive our IoT strategy, test innovative concepts and build the many value-added services the market is looking for and that we are willing to bring to our potential customers."

OT's reactivity to develop and propose a scalable commercial configuration was a critical element in Etisalat's decision according to the companies.

Arnaud de la Chapelle, MEA President at OT, said, "We are extremely happy to partner with Etisalat Misr to have a rich portfolio of M2M and IoT applications and services, and increase the benefits for their enterprise customers. As OT's M‐Sense is an open and standardised platform, Etisalat customers will get access to a wide range of tools and software components and they will be able to quickly develop and launch a large portfolio of innovative M2M and IoT applications."

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