The agreement accelerates Mobilys digitalisation by launching a new, low power, wide area, NB-IoT service for its enterprise customers.
Nokia has announced the completion of a narrowband Internet of Things (NB-IoT) network deployment in L800 band as part of its strategic partnership with Mobily.
As a result of this deployment, Mobily and Nokia have connected more than 4,000 sites and facilitated NB-IoT cell radius coverage averaging 20 km per cell, which is much wider than normal LTE cells.
The completion of the project increases Mobilys digitalisation by offering new NB-IoT services to better serve its enterprise customers.
As part of the project, Mobilys existing LTE base stations have been upgraded to enable NB-IoT in all Nokia footprint – Central, North and East of Saudi Arabia without additional hardware but with a simple software update. Nokias LTE solution will help Mobily enterprise customers to enhance their operational efficiency and deliver improved customer experience through IoT connectivity for enterprises in verticals such as energy, transport, health.
Nokias NB-IoT technology solution meets the demands of connected devices. By utilising Nokias cutting-edge NB-IoT business platform, Mobilys enterprise customers can deploy IoT devices on Nokias network without the need to manually configure the devices or switch networks. It also provides enhanced machine-to-machine communication as it supports more connections and lowers power consumption.
Commenting on the partnership, Alaa Malki, CTO at Mobily, said: The partnership reinforces a robust IoT infrastructure and network, allowing enterprises to accelerate the expansion of their IoT footprint. As our long-standing partner, we are excited to strengthen the cooperation with Nokia and empower enterprises to harness the power of IoT through excellent connectivity.
Tareq Khalaf, customer Team Head of Mobily, at Nokia, said: We are proud to be working with Mobily to meet the needs of modern enterprises by enabling a wide range of commercial uses such as smart metering for utilities, powering connected health and industrial appliances, and smart city infrastructure. Our latest NB-IoT technology will allow Mobilys customers to utilise IoT services regardless of their location, area or region.