News Summary

  • Mobily and Cisco deployed the largest Mobile IoT Cloud platform in the region to serve IoT use cases throughout Saudi Arabia and empower consumers with real-time visibility and control.
  • Cisco’s IoT Control Center SaaS solution powers device deployment and connectivity management.
  • Mobily and Cisco are working on enabling use-cases for automotive OEMs, manufacturing facilities and utility companies to realize the full benefits of IoT.

RIYADH, February 2, 2022 – Etihad Etisalat Co., “Mobily”, and Cisco announced a new milestone in their efforts to speed Saudi Arabia’s digital transformation, completing the build and implementation of the largest Mobile IoT (Internet of Things) cloud platform in the region, hosted locally in Saudi Arabia.

The new IoT cloud platform offers fully-automated management for IoT devices, powered by Cisco’s IoT Control Center SaaS (Software as-a-Service) solution, with artificial intelligence and machine learning capabilities.

Mobily is poised to drive enterprise digital transformation across multiple verticals and market segments in Saudi Arabia. Mobily and Cisco are actively working on enabling use-cases for automotive OEMs, manufacturing facilities and utility companies to realize the full benefits of IoT.

“Mobily is making progress towards the 2030 vision of country digitization through building a future-proof IoT deployment that will seamlessly support new automation, analytics, machine learning and IoT capabilities hosted locally in Saudi Arabia,” said Majed Abdulaziz Alotaibi, CBO, Mobily. “These new capabilities are the foundation to support exciting new IoT use cases, including payments, smart cities and industrial applications.”

“IoT connectivity is having a tangible impact on consumers, enterprises and industries, and we are seeing significant benefits with critical services like utilities to help people be more energy-conscious and aware of usage and costs,” said Masum Mir, Vice President and General Manager of Cable, IoT and Mobile, Cisco. “Cisco and Mobily have a longstanding relationship advancing Saudi Arabia’s digital transformation and building the foundation for the future of connectivity with IoT. From utilities, to connected cars, smart factories and more, we have the opportunity to help these industries thrive with programmable networks.”

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