13 October 2012

Etisalat and Jasper Wireless demonstrate M2M solutions at Gitex Technology Forum

Etisalat, the leading telecommunications company with operations in 16 markets across Africa, the Middle East and Asia will jointly demonstrate a wide range of M2M solutions at Gitex Technology Forum in Dubai with Jasper Wireless, the leading connected devices platform for machine-to-machine (M2M) and consumer electronics.

UAE and Mountain View USA 14th October 2012: Etisalat, the leading telecommunications company with operations in 16 markets across Africa, the Middle East and Asia will jointly demonstrate a wide range of M2M solutions at GITEX Technology Forum in Dubai with Jasper Wireless, the leading connected devices platform for machine-to-machine (M2M) and consumer electronics.

Etisalat and Jasper Wireless will demonstrate a diverse range of M2M services examples across multiple industry verticals with the upcoming launch of the Etisalat M2M Control Center powered by Jasper Wireless. Etisalat announced during Mobile World Congress 2012 that it would use Jasper Wireless’ connected devices platform to wirelessly connect M2M and consumer electronics devices across its mobile network properties.

Attendees at GITEX 2012 are encouraged to visit the Etisalat booth at Zabeel Hall and see live M2M demos illustrated on the M2M Control Center platform on various simulated devices. Industry examples will include: Consumer Electronics, Utility, Transportation, Remote Asset Management and Security.

“Jasper is proud to be supporting Etisalat in educating and informing customers in UAE and the larger region about how Etisalat M2M Control Center empowers enterprises with the intelligence and automation to manage their M2M deployments in scale,” said Macario Namie, vice president, marketing, Jasper Wireless.

Mr Abdulla Hashim, Senior Vice President, ICT at Etisalat said Jasper Wireless is an ideal partner to help Etisalat’s development in this emerging market.

“Through our partnership with Jasper Wireless, we aim to open up new markets and create new opportunities for our customers. This platform will enable us to profitably accelerate the deployment of connected devices at scale and maintain the flexibility to react to the fast developing M2M market,” said Mr Hashim.

Etisalat is using the Jasper Wireless platform to accelerate market entry of new categories of connected devices on its network and profitably connect and manage a range of embedded wireless devices. Jasper Wireless’ ability extends to a variety of M2M connections and supports Etisalat’s work in vertical markets such as construction and infrastructure, retail, and oil and gas.

Jasper Wireless has developed the applications and services that support highly flexible business models as well as the automation of operational processes, including custom device provisioning, instant activation, real-time diagnostic tools and detailed billing and usage reports, ensuring a superior out-of-box end-user experience.

Etisalat and Jasper Wireless managers will be on hand to walk through the Control Center capabilities and its benefits to enterprise customers. Interested enterprise customers are encouraged to visit the Etisalat booth at Stand Z-A10.

About Etisalat:

Strong commitment to excellence and innovation has seen Etisalat become one of the world's fastest-growing telecom groups, rapidly expanding across Asia and Africa. Its UAE operations, strategically located at the crossroads of East and West, enables Etisalat to be the major hub in the Middle East for Internet, voice, broadcast, roaming and corporate data services. Etisalat has been recognised as 'Best Operator' 10 times since 2006 and 'Best Wholesale Provider' four times in the last three years. Servicing over 167 million customers in 17 countries Etisalat continues to reach out to new customers and markets.

About Jasper Wireless

Jasper Wireless enables mobile network operators around the world with platform, applications, and design services to serve the emerging machine-to-machine (M2M) and embedded devices markets. Using the company’s unique end-to-end solution, network operators and enterprises can scale their deployment of connected devices quickly and profitably. Jasper Wireless operator partners include AT&T, América Móvil, Telefónica, NTT DOCOMO, KPN, VimpelCom, SingTel, Etisalat, Telstra, Rogers, and more. Founded in 2005, Jasper Wireless is a privately held company based in Mountain View, Calif.,. For more information, visit www.jasperwireless.com or follow us on Twitter @JasperWireless.

Media Contacts:

For Jasper Wireless
Amy Elston
AxiCom
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For Etisalat UAE
Iyad Al Zou’bi
Senior Manager International Media Relations
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Tel: +971 (0)2 6182622
Mob: +971 (0)50 6123568

www.etisalat.com