RPMA technology to provide IoT connectivity for Saudi Arabia, UAE
and the rest of the Middle Eastern GCC countries
Mobile World Congress, BARCELONA, Spain – February 28, 2017 – Ingenu Inc.™, the company that delivers purpose-built IoT connectivity, and MEC Telematik, a provider of professional and consulting services to the information and communications technology industry, today announced the rollout of the Machine Network™ for IoT (Internet of Things) network connectivity across the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region, based on RPMA® (Random Phase Multiple Access) technology.
MEC Telematik has decades of experience in building networks in the Middle East, Africa and around the world, with involvement in nearly 100 projects to date. The company has developed strategic partnerships with leading vendors, government agencies and other organizations and has been affiliated with the GCC since 2003. With a track record of success with telecommunications industry leaders such as Etisalat, STC, Du, Qtel and Zain, MEC Telematik is uniquely positioned to deploy Ingenu’s RPMA network technology as the de facto standard for IoT connectivity in the Middle East.
When launched, the Middle East network will be the world’s largest multi-country M2M/IoT network serving the countries of Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates (UAE), Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain, Oman, Jordan and others. It will provide affordable and reliable connectivity for applications such as asset tracking, logistics, environmental monitoring and smart city, among others. MEC Telematik will fund and undertake the build-out of the Machine Network which will be largely completed by the end of 2017.
“The Middle East is embracing the Internet of Things faster than any other region as it expands its focus on sustainability and smart technologies,” said Fred Wohl, CEO of MEC Telematik. “We selected Ingenu because its network is specifically designed for machine connectivity and we are thrilled to bring RPMA to countries in the Middle East, and serve the myriad of IoT opportunities that are ideally suited for this innovative technology.”
Ingenu is currently building out its Machine Network in the U.S. and is on pace to have over 100 major metropolitan areas covered by the end of 2017. The company is also partnering with global companies, such as MEC Telematik, to build nationwide public networks specifically for IoT traffic in their respective countries.
“The expansion of Ingenu’s Machine Network to the Middle East provides robust, reliable coverage to support the growing IoT technology development taking place in the region,” said John Horn, CEO, Ingenu. “We look forward to collaborating with MEC Telematik to enable new business opportunities and expand the global availability of RPMA.”
Utilizing globally available spectrum, Ingenu’s RPMA® (Random Phase Multiple Access) technology is purpose-built for M2M/IoT connectivity, offering unparalleled range, coverage and capacity with extremely low power requirements and longer-lasting battery life. It uniquely enables devices to connect more efficiently and cost-effectively in both the uplink and downlink. Requiring fewer towers to provide coverage to large areas (1:10 to 1:30 radio towers needed for RPMA vs. cellular), RPMA is rapidly becoming a global standard for IoT communication. For more information on RPMA technology, visit www.ingenu.com/technology/rpma/.
About Ingenu Inc.
Ingenu™ is building the Machine Network™, the world’s largest IoT network dedicated to LPWA (low-power, wide-area) connectivity for machines. Operating on universal spectrum, the company’s RPMA® technology is a proven standard for connecting Internet of Things (IoT) devices around the world. The Machine Network will have further reach, global range and longer lasting battery life than any existing network. Ingenu is led by a highly experienced team, including veterans from Verizon, T-Mobile, and Qualcomm. Information about Ingenu can be found at www.ingenu.com, or follow us on Twitter @ingenunetworks.
About MEC Telematik FZ LLC
MEC Telematik is an ICT consultancy business providing telecoms, media and technology professional services to clients around the world. MEC operates client service offices in numerous high growth market regions with offices in UAE, Iraq, Romania, Libya and others. MEC experts have performed thousands of projects across its portfolio of services, including project and program management, new license acquisition, network planning and rollout, due diligence, strategic planning and business operations optimization. Information about MEC Telematik can be found at www.mecgulf.com.