Zain Saudi Arabia and Nokia have signed two agreements that will allow the operator to launch IoT services and applications and provide innovative end-to-end solutions to enterprise and public sector segments in the Kingdom.
The collaboration will help Zain KSA to further its digitalisation initiatives to transform Saudi Arabia in line with the National Transformation Plan 2020 and Vision 2030. By using Zain KSA's existing infrastructure and network connectivity that spans the entire Kingdom coupled with Nokia's solutions, the mobile operator is able to digitalise its services, increase agility and be fully secure with optimised CAPEX and OPEX investment. These initiatives will unlock opportunities in helping the Saudi public sector and enterprise segments to grow, boost revenue and provide high-quality services to their respective end customers.
Zain KSA will leverage Nokia's Worldwide IoT Network Grid (WING) to launch IoT services and applications for enterprise customers. The platform provides managed services for IoT and allows service providers to launch IoT services with minimal investment in the infrastructure.
Eng. Sultan Abdulaziz AlDeghaither, CEO of Zain Saudi Arabia, said: "Accelerating our IoT and smart cities initiatives through Nokia's IoT platform, WING and ancillary professional services will enable us to build a modern IoT infrastructure and provide services to improve productivity and lifestyle comfort. We will collaborate to explore new business models, technical requirements and use cases for the launch of IoT services."
Eng. Saad A. Al-Sadhan, Chief Business and Wholesale Officer, Zain Saudi Arabia, said: "Businesses now demand technology solutions that enable them to digitise their operations and reduce their operational expenses while enhancing their productivity. This partnership will allow us to create innovative and secure solutions for our enterprise and public sector customers, which will help us deliver superior services and increase our revenue.”