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Software AG helps Ooredoo with IoT services in Qatar

Steve Rogerson
March 14, 2018



Telco Ooredoo plans to expand its IoT business innovations in Qatar by using German company Software AG’s Cumulocity IoT platform.
 
Using Cumulocity, Ooredoo plans to build services that will allow its business customers to combine integrated real-time data analytics visualisation, with scalable storage and device security, to drive new digital business.
 
“Our selection of Software AG’s Cumulocity IoT platform underlines our commitment to Qatar’s fast growth, providing our customers with leading solutions to drive new digital business models, and to better manage their applications and devices,” said Yousuf Abdulla Al Kubaisi, COO of Ooredoo. “Our business customers can reduce risks, bring their products to market faster, and free up staff to focus on innovation.”
 
The partnership leverages Ooredoo’s regional communication strengths with the Cumulocity IoT platform. The combined offering enables Ooredoo’s customers to benefit from: rapid machine, sensor, and device integration and data collection; real-time analytics for condition monitoring, predictive maintenance and supply chain automation; device management and remote control; configurable real-time dashboards for data visualisation; and rapid enterprise IT integration.
 
“As Qatar’s organisations enter the internet of things era, they need scalable IT infrastructure to meet their future business needs,” said Bernd Gross, senior vice president at Software AG. “We’re combining our Cumulocity IoT platform with Ooredoo’s local experience to enable Qatar’s organisations to become global leaders in internet of things innovations that can transform the customer and citizen experience. Working with Ooredoo, we have found a very strong strategic partner extremely well placed to exploit the substantial opportunities for IoT in Qatar and the Middle East.”
 
Pictured from left to right are Diaa Nasr, director at Software AG, Bernd Gross, Nasser Hamad Nasser Al-Thani, chief business officer at Ooredoo, and Jari Salminen, vice president of Software AG.
 
Software AG has more than 4500 employees, is active in 70 countries and had revenues of €879m in 2017.