BALTIMORE, May 24, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — AKUA LLC and Beit Al-Etisalat jointly announced today that they have concluded a partnership agreement to pursue new business opportunities in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Oman.
The combination of AKUA’s Internet-of-things (IoT) gateway platform solutions and Beit Al-Etisalat’s leadership in intelligent security and enterprise IT offers a full-service solution for IoT-based tracking and monitoring services in the region. AKUA will deliver the technology: its secure gateway platform and integration of unique asset tracking and sensor monitoring devices. Beit Al-Etisalat will provide in-country project management, technical support, integration, and operations.
“Beit Al-Etisalat is a perfect partner for AKUA’s expansion of its services to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Oman,” said AKUA CEO, Neil Furukawa. “Our partner’s strong reputation in the region and its outstanding technical operations capabilities compliment AKUA very well.”
“AKUA’s strong cybersecurity background was a decisive factor in our decision to partner with them in bringing IoT solutions to the Kingdom and Oman,“ said Beit Al-Etisalat Chief Technology Officer, Nedal Elshaer. “With the region’s initiatives to take advantage of IoT technologies to solve logistics and customer quality challenges, it is important to consider the protection of data in the total solution.“
The partnership will initially focus on secure logistics and cross border applications, where AKUA’s electronic conveyance devices and trusted platform architecture offer a unique end-to-end solution.
AKUA provides secure, persistent environmental monitoring and tracking solutions for intermodal cargo containers that provide in-transit visibility of goods and shipments across the globe. AKUA combines the industry’s most advanced tracking devices, multi-layer security, in-transit analytics, and AKUA web services to deliver full, end-to-end supply chain tracking and monitoring.
About Beit Al-Etisalat (BAE)
Beit Al-Etisalat was founded in 1991 by its founder Sheikh Abdulwahab Al-Akeel, the Company is owned by Trade House Group Holdings Company (a leading Saudi family business conglomerate). Beit Al-Etisalat specializes in the supply, installation, operation, and maintenance of advanced IT & telecommunication solutions.
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