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UAE operator du partners Vodafone on M2M and Internet of Things

William Payne
October 22, 2015

 Gulf telecoms operator du is extending its partnership with Vodafone to incorporate Internet of Things and M2M connectivity. The extended partnership will allow du to provide UAE businesses with the ability to interconnect IoT devices with cloud and host services.

The partnership enables du to offer enhanced M2M services to enterprises looking to implement IoT services by pairing its local market knowledge with Vodafone's expertise and M2M platform. According to du, the partnership is an an important step forward in delivering the necessary technology required to make UAEs smart city initiatives a reality.

Initially du will focus on connected car opportunities such as enhanced safety, connecting drivers with garages and emergency services. The technology also stands to revolutionise access to in- car infotainment. mHealth applications for M2M will also be explored to improve remote care for patients and bring greater efficiencies for healthcare providers.

Carlos Domingo, Senior Executive Officer, New Businesses & Innovation, du, said: "Working with the global leader for M2M means du customers will get the very best technology has to offer. Access to Vodafone's impressive network of global partners also ensures our programme of driving innovation in the UAE will continue to gather pace."