Qatar’s leading telecommunications service provider, Vodafone Qatar and the tech giant, Microsoft have extended their existing partnership in order to provide more digital solutions to businesses across the country.
The companies will integrate their innovative solutions, by incorporating Microsoft Azure as part of Vodafone’s internet of things (IoT) product and service offering. It will provide highly secure, reliable, and customized features and benefits to Qatar-based business customers, including government institutions, public and private enterprises.
Microsoft Azure acts as a key platform to host, develop and deliver Vodafone’s IoT products. 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.
This strategic partnership between Vodafone and Microsoft will also roll out new innovative solutions that will contribute to the local market’s digital transformation, allowing various industries and organizations of all sizes to access those that best suit their needs.
“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.“
Ms. Lana Khalaf, country manager at Microsoft Qatar said that “We are bringing this investment and innovation to Qatar through our upcoming cloud data center 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 opportunities for transformation across industries in Qatar.“
According to reports, since announcing a $5 billion investment in IoT and intelligent edge, Microsoft has added over 100 new services and features to its IoT platform, secured IoT endpoints at scale with Azure sphere, and onboarded over 10,000 IoT partners from the intelligent edge to the intelligent cloud.