Vodafone Qatar and Microsoft announced Sunday that the companies are building on their existing partnership to provide more digital solutions to businesses across the country. The companies will integrate their suite of technologies, primarily by incorporating Microsoft Azure as part of Vodafone’s IoT range of products and services.
Business customers in Qatar, including government entities and public and private enterprises, will enjoy highly secure, reliable, and customised features and benefits from Vodafone’s IoT solutions hosted on Microsoft Azure.
Mahday Saad E M al-Hebabi, Enterprise Business Unit director, Vodafone Qatar, said: “As part of our mission to bring innovative digital technologies and solutions to the market, partnering with global players such as Microsoft, and incorporating platforms such as Microsoft Azure, means that we can offer best-of-breed products and services, with a higher standard of security and user experience. Through our partnerships, together we can turn the challenge of digital transformation into an opportunity for all businesses.”
Vodafone is using Microsoft Azure as the main platform to host, develop, and deliver its own IoT solutions. This includes its IoT Fleet Management solution, which enables the delivery of real-time information such as traffic data, vehicle location, fuel consumption, vehicle status and employee work-time.
Lana Khalaf, country manager at Microsoft Qatar, said: “Since we announced our commitment to invest $5bn in IoT and intelligent edge, we have launched more than 100 new services and features in our IoT platform, secured IoT endpoints at scale with Azure sphere and onboarded more than 10,000 IoT partners from intelligent edge to intelligent cloud.
“We are bringing this investment and innovation to Qatar through our upcoming cloud data centre region, where customers will be able to tap into the unlimited potential of our trusted, easy to use IoT platform to build scalable and secured intelligent edge solutions. We are excited to establish this partnership with Vodafone, as they will leverage Microsoft Azure AI and IoT services to bring unparalleled opportunity for transformation across industries in Qatar.”
Going forward, the strategic collaboration between Vodafone and Microsoft will bring new innovative solutions that will contribute to the digital transformation of the local market, enabling diverse industries and businesses of all sizes to access those that cater to their specific needs.