Etisalat Selects Jasper Wireless During Mobile World Congress 2012

UAE and Mountain View USA 29th  February 2012: Etisalat, the leading telecommunications company with operations in 17 markets across Africa, the Middle East and Asia has selected  Jasper Wireless, the leading connected devices platform for machine-to-machine (M2M) and consumer electronics, during the MWC 2012  to wirelessly connect machine-to-machine (M2M) and consumer electronics devices across Etisalat’s mobile network properties.

Etisalat will use 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.

Commenting on this partnership: – Mr. Essa Al Haddad chief commercial officer Etisalat group said “Etisalat is at the forefront of using advanced technologies and net networks that change people lives. He went on to highlight the new study from Machina Research that finds that M2M connections will grow from one billion in 2010 to 12 billion in 2020, of which 2.3 billion will be wireless wide area network connections. Mobile network operators can expect to take EUR40 billion of the EUR714 billion M2M market in 2020.

Al Haddad added “for us the Jasper Wireless platform is about more than just M2M, it’s about opening up new markets and creating new opportunities for our customers.

“Markets such as the Middle East present massive opportunities for mobile operators connecting industrial and consumer electronic devices,” said Cindy Patterson, executive vice president, worldwide sales, Jasper Wireless.  “The freedom from a legacy fixed network, the geographical expanses that need to be covered and the constant striving to innovate and compete make it ripe for wireless M2M services.  The Jasper Wireless platform will enable Etisalat to quickly and profitably deploy connected devices at scale, maintain the flexibility to react to the fast developing M2M market and all while enjoying the lowest total cost of operations.”

As consumer electronics and M2M devices come to market with embedded connectivity, market success depends on finding the right business models to reach disparate population segments.

“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.

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, Telstra, Rogers, and more.  Founded in 2005, Jasper Wireless is a privately held company based in Mountain View, Calif., with regional offices in the United Kingdom.  For more information, visit www.jasperwireless.com or follow us on Twitter @JasperWireless.

Media Contacts:

For Jasper Wireless    
Amy Elston
AxiCom 
Tel: +44 (0)20 8392 4081       
Email: jasperwirelessuk@axicom.com

For Etisalat Group
Ms. Nahid M. Hassan
Etisalat Group Senior Manager Media Relations
Email: nahelsayed@etisalat.ae
Tel: 0097126172187
Mob.0506006556
www.etisalat.com