Zain Bahrain, one of the leading telecommunications operators, has deployed Internet of Things (IoT) technology in collaboration with Ericsson after its announcement last year.
Zain Bahrain is the first to enable the new technology commercially in the kingdom, based on narrowband radio standard that aims to support Bahrain in achieving its National Telecommunication Plan (NTP) 5 machine-to-machine (M2M) aspiration, the company said.
By implementing this technology, enterprises and consumers can gain broader wireless coverage, multiple connections, longer battery life, and cost-effective solutions for IoT adoption, it said.
“Internet of things will play a key role in realising Bahrain’s smart vision 2030, and Zain Bahrain is committed to addressing the growing demand for cutting-edge technologies to service both the enterprise and consumers. Zain Bahrain’s newly deployed NB-IoT Technology will open connectivity platforms that enable any devices or services to interact with broader coverage and use little power for longer battery life,” said Ali Isa Al Yaham, Technology Director at Zain Bahrain.
According to reports Zain Bahrain’s action to go live with narrowband Internet of Things (NB-IoT) technology happened a year after the company announced its intent to collaborate with Ericsson last year. Its first commercial test took place successfully in January.
The rollout of Zain’s Bahrain nationwide NB-IoT technology network will accelerate businesses’ adoption of such innovative technologies and help to create an IoT ecosystem to develop end-to-end solutions to meet the customers’ needs.