Qatar Mobility Innovations Center (QMIC) says it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with International French-based technology provider Sagemcom to harness Internet of Things (IoT) and smart mobility systems and services.
The Qatar Centre, QMIC says the pact with Sagemcom will broaden its commitment to providing the best services and solutions in the fields of IoT and mobility services.
Sagemcom explained that with the combined efforts of Sagemcom and QMIC which will leverage the technical strength and business outreach of both parties, the technologies and solutions produced as a result of this partnership will be globally delivered with a focus on the MENA and Eastern European regions.
“A key aspect of this agreement will be the utilization of QMIC’s comprehensive Labeeb IoT platform and other IoT vertical solutions across various domains and sector like transportation, asset management, tracking, smart cities, and others. This comes hand-in-hand with the benefits and additional value provided by Sagemcom’s wide array of Carrier Class IoT solutions”, Sagemcom says.
“QMIC was founded with the goal of using digital innovations to enable smart living. Establishing partnerships with key global entities like Sagemcom is a critical step towards achieving our goal at global scale.”
The MoU was signed by Dr. Adnan Abu-Dayya, Executive Director (CEO) of QMIC, and Eric Rieul, CEO of Sagemcom Energy & Telecom SAS.
During the event, Dr. Adnan Abu-Dayya says “QMIC was founded with the goal of using digital innovations to enable smart living. Establishing partnerships with key global entities like Sagemcom is a critical step towards achieving our goal at global scale. As the first pure-play IoT technology enterprise in the MENA region, we look forward to combining our knowledge and leading digital platforms with Sagemcom’s innovative products to deliver end-to-end IoT solutions that can address pressing challenges and problems in different market domains.”
On his part, Eric Rieul, the CEO of Sagemcom Energy and Telecom pointed out that the promising collaboration reinforces Sagemcom’s vision and strategy of the LPWAN IoT for addressing MENA region, enabling fast, flexible and cost efficient deployments on many different industrial market verticals.
“Tightening partnership with such well recognized institution as QMIC is part of Sagemcom’s strategy for strengthening our footprint in Middle-east, by listening and adapting to the local needs” the Sagemcom CEO added .
Sagemcom is a French high-tech group of international dimensions that operates on the broadband (set-top boxes, gateway multi-gigabit), smart city and Internet of Things (founding member of LoRa Alliance) markets. Sagemcom is an innovative and well-recognized international leader in the industrial Smart City, and Smart Nation market.
Qatar Mobility Innovations Center (QMIC) is an independent innovations center with a focus on developing and deploying smart mobility systems and services. QMIC aims to use locally engineered innovations and knowledge to create technology-based industries that address regional challenges and grow with mega projects in Qatar and the region.
QMIC has been deeply involved in shaping the local and regional IoT market over the past years. Due to its expertise across different sectors and fields. Labeeb IoT, in specific, serves as an innovative IoT platform for entrepreneurs, enterprises and cities, the first of its kind in the Middle East. It already delivers several applications targeting Smart Cities and Industrial IoT segments.
According to both organisations, QMIC and Sagemcom will work together by utilising their expertise in the field of IoT and both entities will play their part in enhancing and assisting the development of the IoT environment by supporting and engaging with IoT-focused bodies, innovation hubs and entrepreneurs’ communities as well as others who are interested in this rapidly growing field.