Doha, Qatar, 9 January 2021: Vodafone Qatar and Microsoft have today announced that the companies are building on their existing partnership in order 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, 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, commented: “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 $5B in IoT (Internet of Things) 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 thousand IoT partners from intelligent edge to intelligent cloud. We are bringing this investment and innovation to Qatar through our upcoming cloud datacenter 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 & 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.

To find out more about Vodafone Qatar’s Business services and solutions, please visit: https://www.vodafone.qa/en/business/home
About Vodafone Qatar P.Q.S.C
Vodafone Qatar P.Q.S.C. ("Vodafone Qatar") provides a comprehensive range of services including voice, messaging, data, fixed communications, IoT and ICT managed services in the State of Qatar, for both consumers and businesses alike. The Company commenced commercial operations in 2009 and has 1.7 million mobile customers as of 30 September 2021. Its state-of-the-art network infrastructure is expanding to cover key locations in the country with fibre connectivity and 5G, along with an extensive digital ecosystem, which will contribute to Qatar's continued growth and prosperity. Vodafone Qatar’s vision is deeply rooted in its mission to connect today’s ideas with the technologies of tomorrow by pioneering digital innovation and becoming people’s first choice in telecom and digital services. Please visit www.vodafone.qa for more details.
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